Why Steve Carell Left The Office

Steve Carell was one of the biggest reasons for the success of The Office on NBC, thanks to his portrayal of the extremely inappropriate but loveable idiot Michael Scott, manager of his branch of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company. That’s why his departure in the seventh season of the series really took a toll on the show’s quality, and it never really recovered until near the end of the final season. It was thought Steve Carell was ready to move on to bigger things, but what if we told you he didn’t want to leave the show at all? Read More »

PaleyFest panels

Under normal conditions, PaleyFest LA 2020 would have gone off without a hitch this past week at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, featuring screenings and panel discussions with the stars and creators of some of your favorite television shows. Of course, the event was postponed due to the coronavirus, but the folks who run PaleyFest want to help spread a little joy during these isolated times.

The company is putting full, official videos of previous PaleyFest panel discussions on its YouTube channel for free every day this week, so everyone can watch the casts of The Office, Parks and Recreation, This Is Us, The Walking Dead, Blue Bloods, Supernatural, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah take the stage and share behind-the-scenes stories from the productions. But be sure to watch them quickly: each video will only be online for 24 hours. Read More »

the office reboot

The Office might be re-opening its doors. In the era of TV reboots and remakes — and when The Office is one of the most popular streaming properties — it’s no surprise that NBC is looking back fondly at its beloved Emmy-winning sitcom. Chatter about The Office reboot has been ongoing since last year, but with its stars onto bigger things, it seemed unlikely. But an intriguing new development comes from series creator Greg Daniels, who may have “an idea” for The Office reboot.

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Watch Threat Level Midnight from The Office

The Office trailed off in greatness in its last few seasons, largely thanks to the departure of Steve Carell as the totally inappropriate but still lovable idiot Michael Scott. However, even in some of the less satisfying seasons, there are still bright spots. One of them is the 17th episode of the show’s seventh season, where Michael screens his homemade action adventure movie Threat Level Midnight for the employees of Dunder-Mifflin. And now you can watch the entirety of the movie, all 25 minutes of it, for free online. Read More »

office reboot possible

What is dead may never die, as the saying goes, and sure enough, the fine feathered folks at Peacock – the new NBCUniversal streaming service – are in the midst of plotting an Office reboot. To be fair, this isn’t the craziest idea: the American Office was itself a reboot, and the show has continued to thrive after its ending thanks to the world of streaming. The question is: if this should happen, will any of the original cast members be back? Or is this going to be a fresh start?

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office ladies podcast

It’s happening. Everybody stay calm. We’re getting a podcast about The Office. The beloved NBC sitcom aired before the time of podcasts and video essays that picked apart every piece of minutiae, so it’s only fair that one of the most-watched shows on Netflix — and a source of contention between the streaming giant and NBC —  is getting the podcast treatment retroactively.

Former Office frenemies and real-life best friends Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer are getting back behind the desk to host Office Ladies, a weekly podcast offering a peek behind the curtain at America’s favorite paper sales company.

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NYCC 2019 Funko POPs

New York Comic-Con is coming in just a few weeks, and along with all the usual news that comes out of the convention about blockbuster movies and your favorite and newly anticipated TV shows, there is also plenty of exclusive merchandise. Since this is one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the United States, exclusive Funko POPs will be there in full force, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reveals that will be on sale at the convention. Check out the NYCC Funko POPs below. Read More »

The Office Dwight Bobblehead

The cast of The Office finally joined the endlessly expanding roster of Funko POP vinyl figures available in stores. But if you’re not down with those little collectible figures, the folks at Hot Topic and Boxlunch have you covered with a few perfect items that any Dunder-Mifflin employee would be honored to have.

Not only has Dwight Schrute’s personal bobblehead gifted to him by Angela been mass produced again for fans, but there’s also a Dundie Award that you can get your hands on. But the real treat is framed wall art of the watercolor painting that Pam creates for her art show. Check out all the items below. Read More »

The Office Streaming Rights

Yesterday brought the upsetting news that Netflix would be losing the streaming rights to NBC’s hit sitcom The Office at the beginning of 2021. The deal for the popular workplace mockumentary comedy series is up at the end of 2020, and while there was talk of possibly sharing streaming rights, NBCUniversal walked away with the exclusive rights to stream the series on their forthcoming subscription streaming service. And they paid a hefty $500 million to get the show for five years. Find out how it all went down below. Read More »

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The Office streaming

Netflix is about to lose one of the most popular shows on the streaming platform.

All nine seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom The Office will be leaving Netflix as soon as its current deal with the streaming service expires at the end of 2020. Instead, the show’s new exclusive streaming home will be the yet-to-launch NBC Universal streaming service.
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