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The Office Is Reportedly Getting a Reboot
The Office Is Indeed
Getting a Spinoff

The Office Is Indeed Getting a Spinoff

Showrunner Greg Daniels is involved, but it's a completely new story

(Newser) - Looks like the rumored spinoff of The Office is indeed happening, but, true to the initial vague reports about the new series, it does not appear to have much to do with The Office. Rather, it will be set in the same universe, and will also be styled as a...

Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50
Actor in Britain's
The Office Is Dead at 50

Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50

Ewen MacIntosh played 'Big Keith'

(Newser) - Those who watched the original version of The Office out of Britain will know him as "Big Keith." Ewen MacIntosh, the actor who portrayed an accountant aspiring to be a DJ, has died at age 50, reports the BBC . No cause of death was given, but a statement...

Guest Star Didn't Enjoy Appearing in The Office Finale

Dakota Johnson says she found a tense set but kept faxing

(Newser) - "I loved that show so much," Dakota Johnson said of The Office. So when she was asked to appear on the NBC series' last episode ever in 2013, she was all in. But the experience turned out to be "the worst time of my life," the...

Office Spinoff's Kickstarter Backers to Be Refunded

Spinoff featuring beloved 'Office' character Stanley continues to be delayed

(Newser) - Leslie David Baker has been working on a spinoff for his beloved Office character Stanley for years now. And while it sounds like the series, dubbed Uncle Stan, is still in the works, it's been stalled for so long that fans who backed it on Kickstarter in 2020 are...

Office Actor Changes His Name in Nod to Global Warming

The new moniker: Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson

(Newser) - The United Nations' COP27 climate change summit is currently underway in Egypt, with some of the biggest names in the world set to attend . But one name in particular is making headlines back in the States over global warming, in a most unusual way. Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight on...

After Writing for The Office, He Took a Job at Macy's

Anthony Q. Farrell says he's working to improve diversity in TV writers rooms

(Newser) - Anthony Q. Farrell's first TV writing job was a big one. He worked as a staff writer and story editor on The Office from 2008 to 2009 until he was laid off amid the recession. It was two years before he found another job in his field, but Farrell...

NBCUniversal Makes a Michael Scott-Level Snafu

Company files suit against 'trademark squatter' that snatched up Dunder Mifflin name before it could

(Newser) - NBCUniversal is suing to ensure no one else gets to sell merch branded with The Office's fictional paper company, Dunder Mifflin. In "a classic Michael Scott-style bungling," the company doesn't actually own the Dunder Mifflin trademark, per AV Club . The company is suing alleged "trademark...

In Peacock's Fine Print, an Office Easter Egg

TikToker finds that 'terms and conditions' includes instructions for Kevin's chili

(Newser) - A TikToker discovered that someone at NBC's streaming service Peacock has a sense of humor. Deep in the fine print of its "terms and conditions" is an Easter egg from the Office—the recipe for Kevin's famous chili, reports ScreenRant . A TikTok user by the name of...

The Office Actor Dies at 55
The Office Actor
Mark York Dead at 55

The Office Actor Mark York Dead at 55

He played property manager Billy Merchant on the show

(Newser) - Mark York, the actor who played Billy Merchant on The Office, died last week at age 55. TMZ reports that York, a paraplegic since 1988, died "quickly" at an Ohio hospital after falling ill, but that his cause of death is not clear. His obituary says the ailment was...

Office Star's Side Hustle Is a 7-Figure Bonanza

Brian Baumgartner will make $1M on Cameo videos for fans this year, CEO says

(Newser) - Brian Baumgartner will have made an impressive $1 million in 2020, and that's apart from any royalties from his turn on The Office. Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom, is among many celebrities to take advantage of Cameo, an app and website where users pay...

Jennifer Garner Watched The Office, and Wow

Actress records herself crying after the finale, accidentally in slo-mo

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner just finished watching the entire run of The Office with her kids during the pandemic, and it gave her all the feelings. She began to cry when recording a video about the experience, and she accidentally recorded it in slo-mo, she explains in an Instagram post . She decided...

Stanley of The Office Pitches Show, Endures Racist Abuse

Leslie David Baker shares examples on Instagram

(Newser) - The good news for fans of The Office: Actor Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley, really wants to do a spinoff based on his character. The bad news: When Baker began raising funds for the project on Kickstarter , he ran into a torrent of racist abuse, reports NBC News . Baker has...

Steve Carell Helped Kill a Bizarre Office Story Line

'Guys, I love the episode but you can’t throw a horse over Niagara Falls'

(Newser) - Steve Carell didn't just star as Michael Scott in The Office, he also had some clout as a producer. And he used that clout to help stop a bizarre subplot in the episode where Jim and Pam wed at Niagara Falls, according to the book The Office: The Untold ...

Krasinski Couldn't Keep Up With Some Good News

Actor-director defends sale, says to expect 'a lot of really fun stuff'

(Newser) - "I would love to keep doing the show from my office forever, but it wasn't sustainable." So says Some Good News creator John Krasinski, who heard this week from fans who weren't happy to learn the beloved web series had been bought by ViacomCBS . Critics upset...

The Office Cast Reprises Its Most Famous Dance

It's Some Good News indeed, for John and Susan

(Newser) - Some good news, indeed, at least for rabid fans of The Office season six, episode five. That would be the one featuring Jim and Pam's wedding, and the now-classic choreographed wedding entrance dance by the cast to Chris Brown's "Forever." In a Sunday episode of Some...

John Krasinski Has Sweet Surprise for Boston Hospital Workers

A trip to Fenway, free season tickets, and a sincere thank-you

(Newser) - Some celebrity offerings amid the coronavirus aren't landing so well . John Krasinski seems to be a big exception to the rule. His no-frills "Some Good News" series on YouTube already has featured a reunion of sorts between him and Steve Carell about The Office. And his new episode...

Your Coronavirus Break: Michael and Jim, Reunited

John Krasinski and Steve Carell reminisce about 'The Office'

(Newser) - Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey aren't the only two alums from The Office getting together to talk about old times. Over the weekend, none other than John Krasinski and Steve Carell chatted online about their favorite memories as Jim and Michael, reports People . They did so as part of...

New Book Offers Revelations About The Office

This week marks the show's 15th anniversary

(Newser) - Tuesday marks 15 years since the debut of NBC's The Office. It also marks the debut of Andy Greene's book offering a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic show. The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History was supposed to launch from...

Jenna Fischer Reveals Why Office Teapot Note Gutted Her

It wasn't from Jim to Pam, it was from John to Jenna, and it genuinely made her cry

(Newser) - Fans of The Office know all about the famous teapot Jim gave to Pam for Christmas in season two. They also know he included a card with his true feelings for Pam inside the teapot, only to remove it before she sees it. In a big moment in the final...

Michael Scott's Spy Thriller Can Now Be Seen in Full

'The Office' makes 'Threat Level Midnight' available on YouTube

(Newser) - Fans of the The Office know Michael Scott penned the screenplay for an inept spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight. Pam discovered the script in season 2, and viewers got a taste of the actual movie in season 7, notes Complex . Now the show is making the full 24-minute version...

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