Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott? An African-American Pam Beesly? A spinoff starring Ed Helms as suburban dad Andy Bernard?
Fans came from Salt Lake City. They came from Portland (both Maine and Oregon). They came from just a few blocks away. They came to Scranton, Pennsylvania — thousands of them — to pay tribute to the show that made the city a household name: The Office.
Most of the cast of the NBC comedy was on hand for the May 4 all-day event (dubbed The Office Wrap Party), and creator Greg Daniels and some of his crew dished at a behind-the scenes panel held at the University of Scranton.
It's no secret that Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is not the most likeable character on The Office. A prime example is the opening moments of Thursday's episode, in which Dunder Mifflin's top salesman threw dirt in the faces of his co-workers — literally — after finding out his beloved aunt died. But that harsh truth didn't stop longtime Office writer and executive producer Paul Lieberstein from crafting a backdoor pilot for a Schrute-centered spin-off titled The Farm, which aired Thursday. Although news broke way back in October that The Farm would not be coming to an NBC schedule near you anytime soon, we present to you three reasons we would have watched....
NBC is not returning to The Farm.
The network has passed on the potential Office spin-off, according to star Rainn Wilson.
"Farm Update: NBC has...
It's time to put your
hands paper in the air for the final season of The Office!
In this exclusive first look at the NBC comedy's new key art, regional manager Andy (Ed Helms) and (former) assistant to the regional manager Dwight (Rainn Wilson) are still both angling to...