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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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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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 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 »
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 »
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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Gallery 1988 unleashed a new show this past weekend, and for all you collectible fans out there, artist Cuyler Smith is back with another installment of his Trading Cards artwork. This is the fourth solo show that has taken various athletes and sports from film and television and given fictional characters their own trading cards, just as if they were available in the store to buy. Check out the latest Cuyler Smith trading cards collection below, and find out how to get them. Read More »
Remember when Friends fans were panicking last year because it looks like the staple NBC sitcom would be removed from Netflix? The streaming service spent around $100 million to keep the exclusive licensing rights to stream the show through 2019. However, Netflix likely won’t be the exclusive streaming home to shows like Friends and The Office for much longer. That’s because the media companies behind them are starting their own streaming services, and Netflix might have to share the rights to some of their most popular shows. This could really shake up the streaming scene and end up being something either really bad for Netflix, or really unfortunate for new streaming services. Read More »
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The 2019 New York Toy Fair is in full swing, and that means we’ll be hearing a ton of new announcements regarding toys and collectibles inspired by your favorite films and TV shows. It should come as no surprise that the folks at Funko have churned out a bunch of new announcements expanding their endless line of Funko POP figures. And some long-awaited franchises will finally be making their vinyl figure debut.
Funko has announced a new wave of The Simpsons POPS, a line that will likely become one of the biggest the company has ever released. The Office fans will be happy to see that the employees of Dunder-Mifflin are also getting a whole like of Funko POPs. And those who still like The Big Bang Theory can finally add more POPs to their collections. But there’s so much more than that from the 2019 Funko POP announcements. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Netflix seems to announce a new original series every day or so, filling the service with more shows to binge than humanly possible. And yet, that increasingly massive library isn’t always the main draw for subscribers. Case in point: it seems that NBC’s The Office, which ended its nine season run in 2013, remains one of the most popular shows on Netflix, even in the face of so many Hot New Serialized Streaming Experiences.
This raises a very important question: what happens when NBCUniversal’s new streaming service launches next year? Where does The Office live?
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