HBO has picked up a new single-camera dark comedy from King of the Hill's Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Deadline reports.
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...
The Schrute family tree is adding another branch.
Tom Bower (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is joining the cast of the Dwight-centric Office spinoff The Farm as Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) great-uncle Heinrich Manheim, Deadline reports.
Breaking Bad's Matt Jones is moving to Scranton.
Jones will play Zeke, the mysterious cousin of Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) in the budding Office spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Tentatively titled The Farm, the series would follow the Schrute clan running the family beet farm and bed and breakfast.