This undated image released by NBC shows Steve Carell as Michael Scott in a scene from “The Office.” Producer Greg Daniels says the NBC comedy will conclude business at Dunder Mifflin after the upcoming ninth season. He said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, that in the last year is exciting and memorable, and creative opportunities. (AP Photo/NBC, Byron Cohen)
With reruns of shows like “Will and Grace” and “Roseanne” making headlines left and right, NBC is reportedly looking to revive one of the most popular finished series “The Office” for a limited run.
The news is nowhere near confirmed, but sources tell TV Line that the network is considering a return to the Dunder Mifflin Scranton, PA branch for the 2018 – 2019 TV season. According to the report of the series will focus on a mix of old and new characters as they work to sell the paper for the company. Unfortunately, Steve Carell, who played the role of regional manager Michael Scott for seven of the nine seasons, will not participate in a revival, which means that a search for a new boss is currently underway. Fans will remember that the show ended with Dwight Schrute in the coveted chair, but it is unclear at this time if he would be among those who return.
For those who are attention as of late, a revival of “The Office,” is not outside the realm of possibility. At a Television Critics Association event, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt indicated that he often thinks about both the revival of the Emmy-winning series as good as Tina Fey’s “30 Rock.” He told Deadline that he opened the door for “Office” helmer Greg Daniels to create a revival project, but there is no rumors of traction on that invitation until now.
As Entertainment Weekly notes, steve Carell previously sparked rumors after tweeting a joke about the show coming back for a 10-episode run. However, that seemed less penalized by the network, and more like a comedian pulling a fast one on fans.