The Office revival coming to NBC in 2018?

According to TVLine, a revival of our beloved show The Office is in the works for NBC’s 2018-2019 season:

The revival would once again be set at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA., branch, and feature a mix of new and old cast members. Steve Carell, who starred as the branch’s regional manager, Michael Scott, for seven of the comedy’s nine seasons, will not be involved in the new series. The search for a new RM/boss is said to be already underway.

What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited because it’s like a long book that you never want to end, like Harry Potter? Or are you dismayed because it’s your worst fear, multiplied by infinity?

Sound off in the comments below.

26 comments

  1. I’m concerned. When we left off, most of the cast had left DM (Ryan/Kelly/Creed/Stanley/Michael/Jim/Pam/Darryl/Andy/Kevin/Toby). So what is there left to come back to?

    I am afraid unless they somehow manage to bring the whole ensemble back into the same place, that is will just be a cash-grab that will ruin the reputation of the whole series.

  2. No bueno:( One of the reasons networks like HBO and BBC have such successful series is that they are not afraid to end them, even at the height of their popularity. After a story is told… let it go. Major US networks relentlessly squeeze every dime from a popular title. Big thumbs down to The Office: The New Class.

  3. I would welcome it. Why not? We love these characters and as some other recent revivals have proven, they can work. Plus, Greg Daniels is involved so IMO, it would be foolish to disregard it beforehand. My feeling is that he wouldn’t be involved if he wasn’t excited about the concept. As someone who stuck with the show until the end, I am thrilled at the prospect of more Dunder Mifflin.

  4. Very torn. I thought it ended well after some uneven seasons toward to the end, and yeah I was there til the end. I do wonder how involved with The Office Daniels was the last few seasons, with Parks and Rec, crushing it! I agree, if Daniels is interested, im back.

    …but still nervous.

    And…man it feels good commenting on officetally! First time on a smart phone, ha!

  5. One other point that struck me about this news is that ‘The Office’ has aquired many new fans since it ended in 2013. I am sure longer term fans remember being excited about new episodes when the show originally ran. This would give many of the newer fans the opportunity to look forward to new episodes as well. Also, as much as I think that Steve Carell is irreplaceable, it is possible for them to find new people that could make the show funny and interesting. I really can’t find much of a downside to this news. If it isnt as good as the original, oh well, the original series will always be there to enjoy. I personally think it would be great to see a revival with some original cast members included.

  6. I’ve read this site since 2006? Or whenever you started it, and no offense but a few years back I didn’t think I’d be coming around here much anymore, but now it was the first place I checked again.

    This feels very bizarre. I loved the final episode, and I’ve only ever watched it once, the night it aired because I was so bummed my favorite show was going off the air that I didn’t want to watch it end again. Feeling like it wrapped up so well, I don’t really want to see it come back as a shell of what it was, and it already felt like that the last year or two it was on.

    I would almost rather they have a completely new cast.

    Having said all that, I’m sure I’ll watch it :/

  7. I’m torn as well. I’m worried it will be a zombie-fied version of the original, meaning soulless not dead versions of our favorite characters. And when we left Dwight was RM, so why would we need a new one?

    I’ll watch regardless because I’m a die-hard Office fan, but I’m skeptical about the end product.

  8. It says they are looking for someone to be the Branch Manager. I would prefer they pick up where they left off and have Dwight still be the Branch Manager. In love the idea but I would hate for the new series to be so different.

  9. The only way this works in my opinion is an entire new cast, at say a different Dunder Mifflin branch. Possibly a few of the smaller characters could return, but fresh characters, storylines, is what it would take.

  10. Oh my goodness… I haven’t commented on this site since 2007, when I was a Soohomore in college, and, until “The Office” Finale aired, this was my home site on Safari! I officially feel old! As soon as I saw the Twitter feed about the reboot, I came back to check the site, and I’m so glad I did! Love the “office covfefe” and the “Kelly and Ryan can finally get married!” posts in particular that I missed after the finale aired! I was so happy to see you in the Finale, and I figured if anyone knew the scoop about an Office reboot, it would be you!

    As far as the reboot, “The Office” saw me through many phases of my life. I fell in love with “The Office” in 2005 and waited semi-impatiently for the outcome of “Casino Night.” I got sober in January 2007, and watched “A Benihana Christmas” over 200 times while waiting to go to rehab, and don’t think I would have survived without it. I broke my back in October 2007, and “Survivor Man” aired my first night in the hospital. I somehow lived through lemierres syndrome during the summer of 2012, a one in 3 million disease that kills 97% of patients, caused sepsis, muscle death, and subsequent removal of my pelvic muscle, coma, and a 3.5 month ICU stay. When I came out of the coma, marathons were the only thing that put a smile on my face. I got married in 2015, and, by sheer chance, the first house my husband and I rented was across the street from B.J..

    Weirdly, “The Office” is the show I always go back to when things get tough. Since Halloween, my husband and I have put it on every night while we fall asleep. That being said, as much as I’d love new episodes to watch, I don’t know if it’s the best idea.

    Why? 1. Who would be involved? Season 9 held my attention with the Jim/Pam realistic marriage dynamic… learning that even Jim and Pam aren’t always perfect made relationships much more relatable. The Jim/Pam/Dwight moment in A.A.R.M. still makes me cry. But, without Michael Scott, the show lost much of its juice. 2. Everyone moved on! Jim, Pam, and Darryl are in Austin. Oscar is hopefully a State Senator (though that title has no meaning), Erin found her parents, and I doubt she’d leave them again… and, after watching the finale and watching Pete meet her parents and their slow dance, maybe Pete followed. Stanley is in Florida with… who knows. Lydia? Andy and Broccoli Rob are harassing new “here comes treble” members at Cornell. Kevin owns a bar and can never go back to DM after the “kelvin.” Creed is most likely still in jail. It seemed like Angela no longer worked when she married Dwight.

    I’m guessing that, no matter how many of his “subordinates” left, Dwight would never give up his DM job. His goal is to die in his desk chair. Why would they be looking for a new manager?

    In my opinion, the finale wrapped up “The Office” perfectly. Unless Rainn plays RM, the reboot should no longer follow Dunder Mifflin. And, unless the rest of the cast besides Steve signs on, following their new lives and Greg somehow finding a way to bring them all together, it would be very weird to me for any of the cast besides Rainn as RM to come back. I hope, if “The Office” returns, it follows a different Office… maybe “Athleap?” *Fingers Crossed*

  11. This is all together really exciting news! I would love to see what the directors and writers have in store!

    Although, a spin off may seem to be a better idea rather than trying to continue on from where season 9 left off. “Have a AARM” stated above about a spin off following Athlead, which I think wouldn’t be a bad idea.

    Either way, excited to see what’s to come.

    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott

  12. Yes please. That is, yes yes yes!!! I’ve been thinking (hoping) this was gonna happen. I haven’t been able to stop watching and rewatching on Netflix for weeks and weeks!

  13. So sorry Tanster!! My phone made some autocorrect mistakes like kelvin for “klevin” and no clue why it misspelled sophomore… and I know there were a few more… but yes, “The Office” has undoubtedly played a huge role in different stages in my life and I’m sure will continue to do so! I did think the name of “Athlead” was changed to “Athleap,” and I’m so sorry if I got that wrong Annie!! But I’m so glad you’d like that idea, too!!! Maybe Greg will read these comments!! 🤞🏻 I’d love to see Pam, Jim, Darryl, and a grown up Phillip and CeCe! And maybe a 5 year reunion round of episodes covering where everyone else is… with Greg’s skills I’m sure he could find a way to bring it all together!! The more I think about it, the more I just don’t buy that Dwight would ever leave DM. Unless David Wallace steps down and Dwight becomes president… and without a true corporate office, he could technically run Dunder Mifflin out of a “corporate barn…” But there is no way Dwight wouldn’t be a very hands on CEO… which means Rainn would be a very large character if the show centered around DM!

  14. Personally, I think just let the show be. I would love for the show to come back one final season. S10 should be the ending we want. Like this season should just be like oh what happened after Michael left and how the Scranton couldnt work without Michael and just end it at S10. Either way i am excited too see hoe this goes.

  15. Maybe family loves The Office and David Wallace. Please, we hope you bring back the talented and hilarious Andy Buckley who plays David Wallace perfectly!!!

  16. I’ve recently become a fan of the show and I have to say I’ll TRY the office revival next season, but I’m not expecting a lot out of it.

  17. Ahhh, I don’t know how to feel. I would love to see Holly and Michael again. And Jim and Pam. But I don’t have the patience to “meet” a new boss. As some other folks here said, probably would watch for nostalgia. Every time I watch the intro credits it’s like returning to old friends :)

  18. I don’t like “The Office” revisited/recast/or partially recast. I do like the idea of a spin-off of some sort. I do think “Schrute Farms” could work, though I don’t know how I feel about Dwight as a lead. He is awesome as a supporting character. But, the premise does offer opportunities for guest appearances for any and all former cast members, though not together (unless there is a wedding or something). I like the idea of Michael Scott starting his own company (perhaps Carell would entertain a spin-off instead of a revisiting of the original presmise). Maybe he decides to start his own company to help pay for future college expenses for his kids? Perhaps Holly’s parents both die and he is looking for a new place to settle?

    Maybe the “documentary crew” starts their own “spin-off” documentary…Creed goes missing and the office characters are each interviewed about his whereabouts. There is a huge reward for finding him, so they all have to work together to uncover clues until they ultimately find him. Spoiler alert: he died. LOL

    Maybe Michael has finished a feature-length script for “Threat Level Midnight” and he reaches out to the documentary crew to do a follow-up documentary as he exceeds his gofundme/indiegogo goal (thanks to the success of the Office “documentary”), and tries to pull together his old employees as he directs his epic film.

    But the more I think about it…in a lot of ways, the show was made with the perfect cast at the perfect time in history. Today, they could NEVER get away with a lot of the humor that was used – nor would writers even consider using some of the material. I was re-watching an episode the other day and Kelly said “I was raped” as a way of weaseling out of getting blamed for something she did. And Michael said something like, “you can’t just keep saying you were raped just to get out of something.” NO WAY that would pass today – nor would many of the jokes about race, weight, sex, and so many other jokes. We are lucky we got this series when we got it. Brilliance. “Lightning in a bottle” as Carell has stated.

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