The Office renewed for Season 9!

The Office has been officially renewed for Season 9!

Here’s the 2012-2013 NBC Thursday night lineup:

  • 8pm: 30 Rock
  • 8:30pm: Up All Night
  • 9pm: The Office
  • 9:30pm: Parks and Recreation
  • 10pm: Rock Center with Brian Williams

Related news

  • May 13: Here’s the NBC press release.
  • May 13: E! Online: “[Robert] Greenblatt says most of the cast of The Office, including Rainn Wilson and B.J. Novak will return for the comedy’s ninth season. “I expect to see all of that cast back except Mindy [Kaling], who is going on to her own show, which we’re thrilled about. We’re thrilled for her.” He also teases that fans should “expect some new faces to drop in” to The Office next season.”
  • May 13: Deadline: The Office Season 9 will consist of 22 episodes, and there are no plans that Season 9 is the final season. (Tipster: James)
  • May 14: FOX announces that ‘Glee’ will move to Thursdays at 9pm, same as The Office timeslot.
  • May 14: New York Times: “After protracted negotiations, “The Office” will return with most of its cast intact for what may be one last season, and its creator, Greg Daniels, will be back at work, too. Mr. Daniels, the original supervisor for “The Office,” is expected to return in a hands-on capacity, Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in an interview. (Paul Lieberstein left that role at the end of last season.)”
  • What’s your Season 9 wish list?

I’ll post more details here as they come up…

49 comments

  1. The order was for a full season 22 episodes. No word on last season that should come tomorrow at the up fronts. However, networks rarely put 22 episode orders in prime slots with the idea they are not planning to return. The Farm has not been picked up, and the cast does not have that many projects going, none of them have carried a film like Steve, so giving it an end date seems a little premature.

  2. Good news – after the past few episodes I’m really excited for a new season! It would be further good news if BJ Novak was show runner – his writing makes it clear how much he knows, loves and cares about the characters and their stories, and mainly he’s just funny as hell!

    [ from tanster: i agree! ]

  3. As much as I like that The Office gets another run of a full season…it is sputtering.

    Yet NBC gives halfsies to Community and Grimm, two of their best scripted new shows

  4. Just as an update, according to deadline.com NBC has no plans to end The Office after season 9 and does not have an end date in mind for the series.

  5. My wishlist:

    1. Have the entire writing staff sit down together and watch all of Season 2. Then, discuss.

    That’s it.

  6. I agree with #9 completely.

    Although, to be honest, the last season wasn’t nearly as bad as season 6 for me. It didn’t really have a vision per se, there was nothing at stake, and it definitely meandered… but it was a nice meander. If that makes any sense.

    It was enjoyable. Nowhere near the quality of seasons 1-5, but not terrible. I loved every line uttered by Erin.

  7. My one and ONLY wish. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, bring Michael back. Just for one freaking episode. I mean it’s so not normal for a man they’ve known for 17 and more years to just move and never hear from him again.

    Just once. That’s all I ask.

  8. This is bittersweet. While I’m glad we’re getting more, there is absolutely no denying that there has been a serious decline in quality and ratings. They really should think about ending it while there is some respect for the show still. Get ready for below a 2.0 and 3 million viewers, NBC.

  9. The Office definitely needs to get back to its old ways. Honestly, Season 8 was not that good at all….yeah sure, I had some minor laughs but nothing like the old seasons. I feel like the genuine comedy that used to be there is gone, and I would like for that to come back!!

    I also agree with #9!!

  10. I don’t care how long The Office goes on for…my one wish is that they know ahead of time what their last season is and we do not get a random cancellation. Season seven showed us with the departure of Steve Carell that when they have time to plan, the writers can make something amazing. A random cancellation would be so dreadful.

  11. At today’s upfronts, NBC president Richard Greenblatt promised “explosive story twists” on The Office next year…

    uh oh

  12. “FOX announces Glee will move to Thursdays at 9pm…”

    Say goodbye to the Office! (and Touch!)

    If any good comes out of this, at least the Big Bang Theory might go away. (the show, not the actual theory)

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