A decade after it concluded, the original BBC version of 'The Office' remains one of the greatest television comedies of all time and Ricky Gervais' David Brent one of the most memorable comedic creations in TV history. Not even the diminishing returns of the once-wonderful American series can tarnish the original...but how about a YouTube follow-up to the original series? See for yourself below.
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Science fiction often deals with alternate realities, but tonight's 'The Office' offers a glimpse into what was and what could have been. "The Farm" was meant to be a backdoor pilot for a spin-off show starring Rainn Wilson's Dwight Shrute. Previous episodes that have played up Shrute's wacky kin suggest the series would have been insufferable. Perhaps tonight will clarify if NBC was right to axe the idea.
As 'The Office' approaches its May 16 series finale, the farewell tour has already begun. One of the more interesting stops long the way of the long-running NBC comedy's final season will be that of upcoming March 14 episode 'The Farm,' originally intended as a backdoor pilot for the Dwight Schrute-centric spinoff NBC ultimately passed on, but did they make the right call? Check out a first look at 'The Farm' with a new 'The Office' clip inside!
"Identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of families suffer every year!" That's true, Mr. Dwight Schrute, but it looks like it's happened to you -- however, this time it's not a trick by one Jim Halpert.
As 'The Office' continues winding down in its final run of episodes toward the May 16 finale, its documentary format coming apart at the seams, a number of famous faces both old and new will continue to make their way through the halls of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton. The latest as we've learned is none other than 'The Sopranos' alum Christopher Michael Imperioli! Find out what might make Imperioli put the hurt on Dwight Schrute for the final 'Office' episodes inside!
We may be in crunch time of 'The Office's final season, but there's still a number of places left for the show to go. As was introduced recently, there's the looming threat of Brian the boom guy to Jim and Pam's marriage, and Andy may be in hot water with corporate for his three month absence, while Erin and Pete may take it to the next level. Tonight's episode "Moving On" (directed by Jon Favreau) is an hour long,and we've only got so many episodes left, so hopefully it delivers.
As we head into the final stretch of 'The Office,' there are now two questions remaining: Will Jim and Pam live happily ever after, and will the Brian the boom guy subplot work? Last week Brian got fired and seems close to Pam, so we'd expect that to go somewhere this week, right? The good news: this week brings the return of Ed Helms to the show.
Whether 'The Office' peaked with Steve Carell, or the last two years have successfully served in his stead, there can be no stopping the official end to the series arriving this May. NBC has long confirmed the show's inevitable end for 2013, with no chance of a Dwight Schrute spin-off to follow, but now the final season has truly gotten real. NBC has set an official end date to the series at Thursday, May 16 with an hour-long episode, but how special will 'The Office' series finale truly be?
Granted 'The Office' has launched the careers of a number of household names, few have stuck out from the later seasons as strongly as Ellie Kemper, best known for her role as Pam's kooky replacement secretary Erin Hannon. And while the series will finally come to a close this May, few stars will keep of the TV for long, as Kemper too has been granted her own NBC series pilot, 'Brenda Forever.' Find out if Ellie Kemper can hack it on her own inside!
It's been some time since 'The Office' and NBC execs announced that plans for the Dwight Schrute-centric spin-off 'The Farm' were to be scrapped, while last week's "Junior Salesman" featured the introduction of Dwight's "Cousin Zeke" ('Breaking Bad's Matt L. Jones) as the first phase of what would have gone toward the spin-off. With 'The Farm' officially shut down, will NBC air the back-door pilot as an 'Office' episode, or cut most of the additional material? New details on 'The Office's final season inside!