When we last left the Dunder-Mifflin branch at the end of season 8, Andy was put in charge, while Dwight Shrute waited to find out if Angela's baby was his. As we go into the final season of 'The Office,' we're hoping that giving the show an end point will re-energize everyone as we head into the ninth season with the addition of some new cast players, a few of the regular cast already departing, and with the upcoming set-up of the spin-off show 'The Farm.'
So how does the season premiere turn out? Read on for our in-depth recap of season 9 premiere "New Guys."
Can you say "casting announcement of the year?" While 'The Office' officially returns tonight for its ninth, and final season (please don't remind us about 'The Farm') it's no secret that the upcoming year is bound to attract new and old guest stars alike, including some big names. Well, if we don't yet know if Michael Scott will make the trek back to Dunder-Mifflin, how about Steve Carell's one-time 'Daily Show' co-star Stephen Colbert? A victory for America, it is.
For the moment we're going to pretend that 'The Farm' isn't actually a thing, and that Thursday, September 24 will really see the premiere of 'The Office's ninth and final season. No longer will we wonder what the next stage of Jim and Pam's relationship will be, what new insanity Dwight Schrute will concoct, or even how poorly Andy fills the void left by Michael Scott. Instead, before the new guys get into some "Office Bullying" tomorrow night, wouldn't you like to fondly remember the best moments of the last eight years? Break out the tissues!
Considering some of the talent being added to Dunder-Mifflin for 'The Office's ninth season, it's almost a shame the long-running series will close its doors after the coming year. Sure, things never quite bounced back after the loss of Steve Carell's Michael Scott, but who's to say a bit of new blood couldn't keep things going? Regardless, as 'The Office' begins its farewell season, its first nostalgic promos freshen things up by introducing us to the new regulars...
In just a few weeks time we'll be back in the swing of fall TV, and ready to answer all of the burning questions left by fall's biggest cliffhangers. 'The Office' in particular faces an uphill year, hopefully reclaiming some of the show's goodwill in its final season that was lost in last year's post-Michael Scott outing. But with so many new and old developments crowding 'The Office' season 9, what big twists are in store? Who's getting married, and whose relationship might it threaten?
Through eight seasons of 'The Office,' comings and goings of cast and crew alike, one mystery has always remained throughout the series. No, it's not the identity of the Scranton Strangler, but rather what the deal with Cousin Mose was! Now that Dwight Schrute is potentially moving into his own spin-off 'The Farm,' will Mose take a larger role in the series? Or will real-life duties limit Mike Schur's involvement with the spin-off?
While we're still not sure we even want 'The Office' to spin-off Dwight Schrute into 'The Farm,' it's starting to look like NBC would disappoint more and more actors if they didn't go through with it. Last week 'The Farm' had made its most intriguing casting yet by picking up 'Breaking Bad' player Matt Jones, but the latest is poised to steal the show with his eccentricity. Meet Dwight Schrute's great uncle Heinrich Manheim, but what 'Die Hard' vet nabbed the role?
While we're now deathly afraid for Matt Jones' lovable 'Breaking Bad' breakout Badger, 'The Office' spin-off 'The Farm' will trade crystal meth for beets in the casting of its latest series regular Matt Jones. 'The Farm' picked up quite a bit of steam this week in casting the various members of the Schrute clan, despite the fact that 'The Farm' isn't yet picked up to series. Will Jones be the teenth that breaks NBC 's back? And who will Badger Jones play?
Announcements about 'The Office' spin-off 'The Farm' seem to be under an entirely different light, following the earlier reveal that 'The Office' season 9 would close the door on the long-running mockumentary series. We still don't have it cemented on paper that 'The Farm' will go to series, a decision to be made after 'The Office' introduces the cast and concept in a season 9 episode, but for now the Schrute clan has added one more. So who nabbed the role of Dwight's brother Jeb?
Ever since the departure of Steve Carell from 'The Office,' rumors have swirled that the series would either reboot, or close its doors entirely, particularly after the show struggled to find its footing absent its headlining star in season 8. Stars departed, a spin-off geared up, and now the verdict has officially arrived that 'The Office' season 9 will indeed be the show's last. But, will any major characters return? And what's the big twist?
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