‘The Office’ Season 6 officially announced

From press release:

NBC has renewed the popular series “The Office,” “30 Rock” and “The Biggest Loser” each for an additional year through the 2009-2010 season, it was announced today by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios, and Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

“These renewals represent our faith in ‘The Office’ and ’30 Rock’ as they continue to represent the gold standard in acclaimed and award-winning series,” said Bromstad. “We want the devoted fans of these series to know that we are thrilled that these quality programs will be back with the same high-caliber episodes that viewers have come to expect.”

“The Office” is the season’s #1 comedy in adults 18-34 and is tied for the #2 ranking overall, according to “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research through the season’s opening 16 weeks. The acclaimed fifth-season comedy also has the most upscale audience for a primetime series on any broadcast networks in terms of its concentration of adults 18-49 living in homes with $100,000-plus incomes. “The Office” is averaging a 4.9 rating, 12 share among adults 18-49, a 5.8/15 among adults 18-34 and 9.4 million viewers overall. .

Woo!

(You can read much more about Season 6 on the news and spoilers page — click ‘spoilers’ at the top of this page.)

39 comments

  1. I am all kinds of happy over this news. Now The Office truly will be the show that I watched for my entire college career with all my various college friends and roommates. Good times. :D

    [from tanster: awwwwww …]

  2. Obviously not a surprise, but still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

    [from tanster: precisely my feeling. :) ]

  3. Whoo-Hoo! My girls are 4 and 3 so it’s funny to think that the show’s been around longer than they’ve been alive! Every time The Office is on, they know it’s time to stay quiet so my husband and I can hear. lol Such a great show…

  4. Unreal! It’s hard to believe that this show has been on for so long…6 seasons; who’d’ve thunk it!?

  5. I am glad to here it has been renewed. Let us hope that the writers give us more interesting and hilarious episodes.

  6. I’m not surprised, but I am very happy that it is officially signed on again.

    Tanster, to be honest, I owe part of this to you. You’re helping pull together the fan base, which is why the show does so well. Part of this celebration definitely goes to you, and I tip my hat in your general direction. You rock, and The Office rocks!

    [from tanster: thanks, Matt! the entire office fanbase rocks. :) ]

  7. Interesting that Earl wasn’t renewed–perhaps they’re finally putting it to pasture in favor of the Poehler series.

  8. Thank goodness! I wasn’t really worried, but I was disappointed when 30 Rock seemed to be winning everything (Emmys, Golden Globes, etc.) over The Office. I’m glad NBC still recognizes this is still a great show! Six years!?!? WOW!!! I can’t wait!

  9. hey, this is awesome, the only thing left to look forward to now is a possible season 7

  10. YES. T.Vs most popular office comedy is renewed for another ground-breaking season!
    With the many surprises and twists of season 5, the 6th will be one to remember.
    Here’s to hopefully another six more seasons of our favorite show!

  11. Being british i thought the us office would not live up to the bbc version. However the us version is superb and i have become an avid fan. Overjoyed there will be a season 6 and hopefully many more. The writers and actors do a fantastic job, long may it continue.

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