NBC’s beloved comedy series The Office might be returning to the small screen. The network is reportedly looking into running a reboot of the show for the 2018-2019 season.
The show ran for nine seasons from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013 and was based on the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created BBC mockumentary sitcom of the same name.
TVLine reported that though star Steve Carell will not be involved in the reboot, other character’s from the past version will be, though no names were named. Carell was not in the last two season’s of the original U.S. run of the show, deciding to leave following the expiration of his contract to focus on other projects. The new version of The Office will still take place in Scranton, Pennsylvania at follow the lives of workers at the fictitious paper company Dunder-Mifflin.
The show’s original cast included the aforementioned Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, and others.
The Office, which was developed by Greg Daniels, was nominated for 42 Primetime Emmy Awards and got five wins. The show was also named best TV series by the American Film Institute both in 2006 and 2008, won a Peabody Award in 2006, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Fans of the show were understandably excited about the return of the show and took to social media to express their joy at the prospects of its return by utilizing Officememes.
“NBC may revive the office, and I HAVE WAITED YEARS FOR THIS. 2018 ALREADY A SUCCESS”
“DON’T EVEN PLAY WITH MY HEART LIKE THIS COMPLEX”
“God i hope so lol”
“The office is by far one of the best shows ever made”
Many were disappointed that Steve Carell would not be involved.
"No Michael Scott? No thanks"
“....okay how you gonna bring back the office without Steve carrel”
“THE OFFICE IS BEING REVIVED WITHOUT STEVE CARELL. CANCEL THAT SHIT NOW @nbc"
“I tolerated a few seasons with no Michael on The Office but a whole series revival without him? Nope I can't and won't allow it”
Others said they didn’t want the legacy of the show to be ruined by a badly done reboot.
“I love The Office. I liked the ending and have made peace that it came to an end. I don’t want it to come back and not be as good as the original run.”
“Don’t do it. The legacy left behind is perfect.”
Since there has yet to be an official confirmation, the reboot may never come to fruition. Though with 2018 fast approaching we should see if the show is revived relatively soon.
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