Greg Daniels reflects on The Office series finale

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Executive Producer Greg Daniels about The Office series finale.

An excerpt:

What about the network? What were their feelings about the ending? Did they have any input?

Daniels: No, they were super supportive. They wanted it to be done the way we wanted to do it and helped us strategize about how to pull it off. That’s all. Well actually … you know, we didn’t tell them about Steve. They didn’t know about Steve and the line producer was a little nervous about it, I think he was afraid he was going to lose his job. But we shot the Steve stuff and we kept it out of the dailies and didn’t tell them about it. At the table reading, we gave the Steve Carell lines to Creed.

So sneaky!

Link: ‘The Office’ creator Greg Daniels reflects on finale: How they hid Steve Carell from NBC

The Office set visit 2013

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I visited The Office set the week of March 11, 2013, while they filmed the series finale episode, Finale.

Here are links to all my reports:

The Office cast talks about the finale

Rainn Wilson talks about the series finale of The Office and how the cast and crew are dealing with the bittersweet situation.

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Actor Angela Kinsey talks about the incredible challenges her character faces heading into the series finale of The Office.

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Creator Greg Daniels discusses the past nine seasons of The Office and the appeal of mockumentary style television.

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Craig Robinson and Greg Daniels’ new comedy

April 10 update: Craig says the show is titled ‘Mr. Robinson.’

From Deadline:

In his first major sale this season, The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels has set up a comedy at NBC starring The Office regular Craig Robinson and written by the show’s supervising producer Owen Ellickson. The untitled project centers on a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.

Congratulations, Craig, Greg, and Owen!

Link: Craig Robinson to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot from The Office’s Greg Daniels

Brian Baumgartner to star in Greg Daniels show on ABC


The Office co-star Brian Baumgartner is staying in business with the series’ boss Greg Daniels. Daniels is executive producing a new new single-camera comedy to star the original Office cast member, which has landed at ABC. The untitled half-hour centers on Norman (Baumgartner), a mid-level airline executive fights to experience winning again… At anything.

Congratulations, Brian and Greg!