The Office showrunner and co-star Paul Lieberstein reportedly wants to leave the NBC sitcom to focus on a still-unconfirmed spinoff focusing on Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute character.
Rumors swirl about a spinoff of NBC's The Office starring none other than Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute living on his family farm.
A "reverse product placement" deal between NBC and Staples will result in Dunder Mifflin paper based on the fictional business featured on The Office.
The network announced this afternoon that it's renewing Thursday-night comedies Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office. They join 30 Rock, which already received its sixth-season pickup.
It's official: Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent for the cold open of the Jan. 27 episode of The Office. The cameo is a nod to Steve Carell, who leaves the NBC sitcom this season.
Steve Carell will leave The Office earlier than most people expected, about a month before the end of the season. That way, show-runner Paul Lieberstein says, the writers can explore what happens at the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin in the wake of Michael Scott's departure.
He may be leaving The Office at the end of the current season, but that doesn't mean that Steve Carell is abandoning television for a movie career that's seen such hits as Date Night, Dinner For Schmucks and The 40 Year Old Virgin. The comedian already has two new television projects in development.
If this is true, then I have to admit: I'm more than a little stunned. But Paul Lieberstein, executive producer of NBC's The Office, claims that only one man can replace Steve Carell, and that's Harvey Keitel.
As Michael Scott prepares to leave Dunder Mifflin for good after this coming season of The Office, rumors are swirling about who might replace the outgoing Scranton branch boss. But don't look too far outside the box for Carell's replacement — if the writers get their say, the answer lies much closer to home.
Dunder Mifflin is about to undergo a significant regime change as Steve Carell is officially leaving The Office after this forthcoming seventh season, NBC confirms.