The Office ran for nine seasons on NBC. Now, after the successful revival of Will & Grace, they may be looking to bring back another beloved show for 2018. According to a report on TVLine, NBC is looking to bring back the comedy.
The show would still take place in Scranton, PA. It would still follow the misadventures of Dunder Mifflin. and according to Michael Ausiello will feature a mix of old and new characters. One that would not be joining in on the fun is Steve Carrell. After seven seasons playing Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s boss and amateur filmmaker Michael Scott, Carrell left the show. For seasons eight and nine, we were treated to Ed Helms‘ Andy Bernard as the boss.
This is evidently something that has been discussed before, as network president Bob Greenblatt told reporters before Will & Grace made its return:
“We often talk about The Office,” the exec told Deadline. “I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘Maybe someday, but not now’. There is certainly an open invitation, but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
I don’t want this. I actually don’t know anyone who wants this. This is my all-time favorite show, and one that I watch almost non-stop on Netflix. While NBC may want to reboot every show they have ever done, they should focus on putting effort behind their existing originals. The Good Place is starting to gain steam, and Superstore has a cult following that could grow if they put some muscle behind it. The latter gives me serious Office-vibes every time I tune in.
They tried to do an Office spin-off in some ways with the Andy seasons, and for the most part they were disasters. They also did a back door pilot for a Dwight series that didn’t work either.While I have found a few (very few) things to like after the fact on Netflix with those last two seasons, they tied everything up in a neat little bow. Dwight and Angela married, Michael came back, Jim and Pam got through their marital issues (ugh, don’t get me started on that storyline) and moved away to Austin, Creed was arrested. We got perfect closure everywhere.
Just, don’t do it. Please NBC, leave it alone.