Watch The Office on Comedy Central starting January 15

The Office on Comedy Central

Remember when you could catch episodes of The Office on regular ol’ broadcast TV?

Me either. That’s because it’s been years since it was possible. (I think the last time was 2010 on TBS? Correct me, Tallyheads, if I’m wrong.)

But now, thanks to Comedy Central, you can watch original episodes of The Office, starting January 15.

Five-time Emmy® Award-winning sitcom The Office clocks in for work at Comedy Central starting on January 15, 2018 with an all-day Office marathon. The #1 brand in comedy has acquired all nine seasons of the instant-classic comedy series that ran for nine seasons on NBC from 2005 to 2013. Select episodes will be available to stream on cc.com and the CC App.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES. (That’s what she said.)

Link: The Office on Comedy Central

The Office revival coming to NBC in 2018?

According to TVLine, a revival of our beloved show The Office is in the works for NBC’s 2018-2019 season:

The revival would once again be set at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA., branch, and feature a mix of new and old cast members. Steve Carell, who starred as the branch’s regional manager, Michael Scott, for seven of the comedy’s nine seasons, will not be involved in the new series. The search for a new RM/boss is said to be already underway.

What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited because it’s like a long book that you never want to end, like Harry Potter? Or are you dismayed because it’s your worst fear, multiplied by infinity?

Sound off in the comments below.

Netflix streams The Office Season 9

From Variety:

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, Netflix will stream the final seasons of two of the Peacock’s past comedy hits: “The Office” season 9, featuring the last shenanigans of the Dunder Mifflin gang; and “30 Rock” season 7, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

All told, Netflix will offer via instant streaming 192 eps of “The Office” and 135 eps of “30 Rock,” representing the entire runs of both skeins.

Link: Netflix Adds ‘The Office’ and ’30 Rock’ Final Seasons on Oct. 1

The Finale Tally

The Office Paper Dolls
Photo used with permission by YDR.COM.

Back in the early days of OfficeTally, I used to put together Tally posts on the weekend, which would list that week’s most interesting articles.

Given this is the final week of The Office, it seemed right to bring back the Tally.

One last time.

Previously posted items on the next page.

The Office made cringeworthy cool

The New York Times has an amazing article detailing The Office’s early days when it was still trying to find an audience, Executive Producer’s Greg Daniels original idea for the finale (back in Season 3!), and how the show paved the way for cringeworthiness.

As the anchor of NBC’s once-heralded Thursday-night lineup, it played a role in pioneering alternative entertainment forms like TV offerings on iTunes and Webisodes on the Internet. It helped executives recognize the value of delayed viewing. Equally important, it opened broadcast television to a new concept in humor: the sitcom that makes you uncomfortable.

(A warning that there are spoilerish details at the beginning of the article.)

Link: One Last Cringe for ‘The Office’ Finale