Still tearing up after Thursday's series finale of The Office? OK, cool, because we're totally not either...
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[Spoiler alert: The following story reveals major plot points from The Office series finale. If you have yet to tune in, maybe watch a documentary instead, like PBS' The Office: An American Workplace?]
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This week, the major networks unveiled trailers for their new series at the upfront presentations in New York City. Ahead of the American Office finale this week, Ricky Gervais resurrects the original inspiration for Michael Scott: David Brent from the show's British version. Top Chef Season 8 winner Richard Blais debuted Season Two of his web series Burger Lab, and Hannah Hart, the creator of web series "My Drunk Kitchen," posted more video diaries to her new YouTube channel about her cross-country road trip adventures. Check out those clips in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Given the fanfare with which NBC is closing The Office after nine seasons (at least two too many), you'd think it was a Cheers or Seinfeld-sized hit from the "must-see" glory days, instead of the show that presided over the slow fade of a once-powerful comedy brand on the back of too many same-seeming niche comedies specializing in preciously arch irony. At its best (the Steve Carell and early Jim-Pam years), The Office had heart as well as range, as it found comic magic in its ensemble once the show emerged from the large shadow cast by the classic Ricky Gervais original series. But now it just hits the same beats over and over to lesser effect, which hasn't stopped NBC from pulling out the stops. The celebration (eulogy?) begins with an hour-long behind-the-scenes retrospective (Thursday, 8/7c) produced by NBC News — which didn't have more pressing business? — featuring interviews from cast members and producers. The main event is a super-sized finale (9/8c) that has swelled to an hour and 15 minutes, staged as a mock reunion of the Dunder Mifflin gang several months after the airing of the mock documentary that took nearly a decade to finish.