NBC's tapped "The Office" to fill its showcase post-Super Bowl spot on Feb. 1.

In other NBC announcements: "Medium" returns Feb. 2; the new drama "Kings," which stars Ian McShane ("Deadwood"), premieres March 19; and "ER" will end its 15-season run with a two-hour finale on March 12.

More 'Californication'

Showtime's renewed its David Duchovny series "Californication" for a third season, with plans for a late 2009 return.

Don't swat the messenger

A&E, whose interests include bounty hunters, drug addicts and, yes, Philadelphia Parking Authority employees, will expand into the exciting world of pest control starting Jan. 7, with "The Exterminators."

The 13-episode series follows the owners of "one of Louisiana's busiest pest-removal companies, as they balance family life with the drama of running a successful business," says A&E.

'Oprah' headed to D.C.

Oprah Winfrey is going to Washington.

No surprise there - Winfrey, who threw her support behind Barack Obama, should be able to score one of the the hottest tickets ever on Jan. 20 - and she's taking her talk show with her, telling "Access Hollywood" she's rented out the Opera House at the Kennedy Center. *