Deadline reports possible ‘The Office 2.0’ reboot

From Deadline.com:

… The Office executive producer Greg Daniels, who originally developed the American version of the cult British comedy, is mulling a reboot of the series, now in its eighth season. Daniels is expected to meet with NBC brass to lay out his idea for The Office 2.0, which I hear would feature existing characters as well as new ones.

Link: Series Reboot Eyed As Talks With Cast Still In Holding Pattern

43 comments

  1. It’s certainly interesting, though I really want to see Andy as the manager. He’s finally finding his place and the writers are finally starting to write his character well. They are going to revisit his anger issues and have him fight with Nellie, he’ll have to prove himself to Robert. Andy was the perfect fit, so I’m sad if this will be the only season he will have had the role.

  2. How can I put this with suitable understatement:
    I’ll quit my job to work in PR for Bashar Assad, make my hobby going online and demanding Brett Ratner direct every big-budget project in development, and buy Charlotte Bobcats season tickets (despite living in the DC area) before I would watch a nanosecond of this Office reboot or anything akin to it. It takes a lot to have the worst idea associated with anything NBC-related…but this one would win that award. TRAVESTY IF IT HAPPENS.

  3. They should just cancel the show. The script is mediocre, erin and andy are boring, and james spader (the most redeeming character) is leaving. It is embarrassing and they should have stopped at season 4, maybe 5. Steve carell knew what he was doing when he split

  4. I don’t think there are words to describe how terrible this idea is. I’d much rather see the show end outright than turn into something “new.” We have already seen this season (and really, ever since the introduction of Erin) that they can’t write multifaceted interesting new characters. It was a mistake for them to give up on the character development of the original central characters. This is just sad.

  5. I love this show and I don’t want it to end, but if the main cast leaves, then it wouldn’t be The Office anymore. I’d rather the show end than continue without the main characters, and I say that with a very heavy heart. My health is not good, and I’m confined to my home a lot. It can get very frustrating and depressing, and watching The Office is what I do to cheer myself up. Each new episode is quite literally the highlight of my week, so it will be a huge wrench when the show ends. But it’s the characters I love and I wouldn’t want to watch if they were gone.

  6. If NBC and Greg decide to go this route, I’ll be bidding a fond farewell to the show. They have tried this with other shows and didn’t work. Can anyone say ER and Scrubs? Please just end this with the dignity it deserves.

  7. It’s Greg Daniels. The man who brought us here in the first place.

    Because of that I would welcome this wholeheartedly. If it goes through, we’ll see how it goes.

    But I think it’s better off letting the franchise die..

  8. Is it just me, or does this reporter use “I hear” alot? Isn’t this the same guy that reported that “heard that” John, Jenna, and BJ are leaving? As the Office actors love to say, “don’t believe everything you read” (or hear). That said, even if all 3 and Ed Helms return, I could see Dwight’s departure serving as a “first series finale”, followed by a pilot episode for the reboot.

  9. You guys! It’s The Office!!
    The Office minus some office workers, plus some more office workers = The Office!

    If there ever was a mistake in the show, it was making Steve seem like the main character. But let’s be honest. That was our fault as fans. We forgot that the show was called The Office and not Michael Scott’s Office

    This show is great no matter who is on it.
    Every character has made us laugh!
    So just sit back and enjoy the show!!

    Go true office fans!!

  10. Watch the British series, where it originated from. And that was based around David Brent. And even though I think the American one was funnier, the British one ended at the right time and did it in the best way. There will always be a lead character. It’s a TV show. Michael Scott was that person

  11. I honestly don’t know if I could watch if Dwight/Jim/Pam(especially Pam)weren’t around anymore. It hurts to say but I’d rather they end it next year with a Pam/Jim centric storyline with plenty of Dwight/Angela thrown in. Perhaps for old times sakes some of the old cocky Cornell/Pre-Anger Management Andy as well

  12. Those posting negative comments fail to realize that any reboot would probably mean a whole new cast, and it would probably be shot in a different location with a new plot for a new company. It would probably be like a totally new show, and I think it would be a great idea. It would be better than prolonging the current series another season or two.

  13. No problem for me if Erin is there. She is by far the funniest character on the show right now. Obviously, I would prefer Andy to stick around for more Andrin actions.

  14. After-M*A*S*H, scrubs, ER, and the list goes on. The Office golden years were amazing but it is time to end this.

  15. This is probably for the best—the original audience “in” to the show, Jim and Pam’s frustration with their dead-end jobs, has been completely exhausted, and all the secondary characters are just too familiar and too friendly with each other.

    I’d love to see Jim and Pam move somewhere and try something else; I’d watch that show, because it seems like that was the show I was watching in seasons 1-3 was building for, not this collegial mediocrity.

  16. A reboot would just be a desperate attempt to squeeze a few more bucks out of the franchise to get to 200 episodes and avoid paying the original cast the salaries they deserve for their loyalty.

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