The Office extended to TWO more seasons?

Could Season 5 of The Office be a lock? has this news posted on the front page:

Ricky has scored further success in America, with NBC deciding to make two more series* of the US version of his comedy The Office. Network boss Kevin Reilly said That The Office represented ‘the best of what we consider quality shows’. This will bring the total episodes to 94 which will almost certainly mean syndication.

*I think “series” is equivalent to “seasons” in this case.

Assuming 22 episodes each for Seasons 3-5, 94 does add up …

Updates after the jump.

Tipster: Carly

Just in case the blurb gets removed from Gervais’ site, I took a quick snapshot of it:

The Office Season 5

It is interesting that just within the past few hours, the blurb has already been reworded and no longer mentions syndication.

Also note that this news has NOT been confirmed by NBC.


  1. Being a huge fan of the U.K. version, I can tell you they definitely refer to their “seasons” as “series” in the U.K. So WOW! Two more seasons of our fave show confirmed? That is amazing!

  2. yayayayayay!
    that is a perfect number of seasons.. not too long to kill the show, but long enough to satisfy the loyal fans.

  3. Oh no!! That only means my agony over JAM will just continue for two more seasons!!

    Just kidding, that’s fantastic news:)

  4. Yeah I’m worried about Jim and Pam. 2 more years until they get to have mad sex. And that’s just a minimum of seasons so far.

  5. Yes! I love the idea of The Office extending a little longer, but not too long. This is the perfect amount of time for this show. :)

  6. That’s so awesome blossom — extra awesome.

    I need help with 2 thing though — are Andy and Karen going to quit/be fired in future episodes? Or are they going to be regluars on the show from now on?

    2nd thing: I’ve heard alot of talk about shows reachign ‘syndication’ after their 100th episode. What does syndication mean?

    Thanks alot.

  7. Excellent news! (Although I can’t imagine life after The Office if there is indeed only two more seasons.)

  8. 94 episodes -6 episodes (season 1) = 88 episodes
    88 episodes – 22 episodes (season 2) = 66 episodes
    66 episodes – 25 episodes (season 3) = 41 episodes

    This mean seasons 4 & 5 would only be 20 (21) episodes each? : (

  9. WOW! syndication is when the actors start making the big buckarooneys. and that also means we’ll be able to see “The Office” everyday on some other station

  10. Syndication means that the show will be sold directly to independent stations.

    You know how certain stations show, say, Seinfeld at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.? From what I understand, they’ve bought the rights to the show so that they can show it like that. Having 100 shows or so means that the stations have enough episodes to show in syndication that it makes the station purchasing it worthwhile.

    Also, this is where the “real money” is made off a TV program.

  11. Wow, great news! I don’t want to sound selfish, but I hope it goes maybe a season or two longer than 5. But hey thats way in the future, so I’m just gonna enjoy this wonderful news!
    Long Live Dunder Mifflin!

  12. Does this mean 2 more seasons until jim and pam get together??

    Surely they will do something different from the uk…..but I don’t know. I had my mind set that this was going to be the last season. I was wanting to see jim and pam get it oooonnnnnn. I wonder if she will get with roy?

  13. Yes, syndication means John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson etc are going to be very wealthy people

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