The Office Halloween episodes

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NBC issued a press release today with details of upcoming Halloween episodes of The Office.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 ON NBC.COM “The Office” Webisodes
“The 3rd Floor” Trailer

HORROR ON ‘THE 3RD FLOOR’ –- The band “Subtle Sexuality” is back on “The Office” webisodes — but this time with a new project: a horror movie. The Dunder-Mifflin group decides singing and dancing are out, and gore is in. Under Ryan’s (B.J. Novak) direction, Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and Erin (Ellie Kemper) readily take on their new roles as scream queens in his slasher flick “The 3rd Floor.” Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Zach Woods and Creed Bratton also star.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9-9:30 p.m.) “The Office”

HALLOWEEN IS IN FULL SWING AT DUNDER MIFFLIN — TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (“Justified”) GUEST STARS — When Darryl (Craig Robinson) takes an idea to corporate over his head, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) freaks out. Everyone in the office is in a competitive mood as the Halloween costume contest gets underway. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) tries to get the truth out of Danny (guest star Timothy Olyphant) about their dating history. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star.

UPDATE: the episode is called “Costume Contest,” written by Justin Spitzer and directed by Dean Holland. And note that “Halloween is the whole episode and not just the cold open.” (Thanks!)