‘The Office’ and spin-off staff news

From Variety:

  • “Human Giant”‘s Aziz Ansari is the first confirmed cast hire for ‘The Office’ spin-off.
  • Greg Daniels and Mike Schur are executive producers of the spin-off.
  • Spin-off writers include Tucker Cawley, Dan Goor, and Alan Yang.
  • Three new members have been added to ‘The Office’ writing staff: Paul Feig, Aaron Shure, and Charlie Grandy.
  • Paul Lieberstein has been promoted to executive producer of ‘The Office.’

Link: Aziz Ansari hired for ‘Office’ spinoff

Tipster: George

51 comments

  1. I thought Paul Feig was already part of the writing staff? Or am I thinking something else? And yay for Paul Lieberstein for getting promoted! Does that mean Greg and Mike are going to not be working on The Office as much now that they’re starting on the spin-off?

  2. As soon as I heard the name “Aziz Ansari” I thought, hang on, is that the guy from the ‘Wil Arnett / Ashley & Mary-Kate Sex Tape’ that was on FunnyOrDie, and yes, it is.

    For one, that’s a solid casting. He could certainly be rival for Dwight or Andy’s sense of humour.. let’s see what else is coming..

  3. wow. I seriously love Aziz Ansari. Maybe this will pan out. Congrats Paul on making exc producer of the Office!!

  4. I’d like to see them do something bold and unrelated to DM, but I’d watch it anyway. Severed head or no.

  5. I am glad to see Greg and Mike attached to the spin-off.

    Congrats to Paul! You totally deserved being an executive producer after your scripts and writing yourself off.

  6. Congrats to Paul, and I’m also excited to watch an episode written by Paul Feig, I bet he is hilarious :)

  7. Congrats to Paul Lieberstein on the promotion! And I can’t wait to see what all the new people bring to the show. *nodnod*

  8. Hey, I found a clip of Aziz and Ed Helms together. Must be fate :)

    I think this sounds like awesome good news. Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  9. this all sounds very promising. aziz is great, feig is great (freaks and geeks!), plus we have the office people behind it…i have high hopes!

  10. Freaks And Geeks is my all-time favorite television show, so Paul Feig being hired as a writer comes as amazing news for me. Something good came out of the spin-off after all!

  11. I’m so happy Aziz Ansari is going to be writing on the spin-off. I absolutely love Human Giant!

  12. Okay, as much as I didn’t want an Office spin-off…this is starting to sound good. Just please don’t take any of my original Dunder Mifflinites! Thank you for posting, Tanster!

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