1. This comes right after the announcement that NBC isn’t going forward with The Farm. Does all of this come down to The Office’s ratings this year? What’s up with positioning The Voice in this time slot right in the middle of developing story lines on The Office?

    It feels like a shake up and decisions have just been made. NBC just added a few more episodes of Up At Night for the season (changing from single camera to multi-camera). That show will take a hiatus for about a month before the newly formatted show appears. Will it still be on Thursday nights? Isn’t 30 Rock ending mid-season?

    The question for me, then, is whether the rest of the season of The Office is in jeopardy. It feels like we haven’t heard the final news on this. What a horrible way to end a great show if NBC cancels it or cuts the season in half. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out – maybe I’m seeing way too much in all of this.

  2. You people do realize that this is because of a ratings drop from power outages in the northeast, right?

  3. Of course, preempting The Office could simply be because NBC aired coverage of the hurricane on Monday night. Still, the timing of all of this is weird.

  4. I think that NBC would gladly move all of their Thursday night shows to air on the NBC Sports Network if they could get away with it.

  5. What?!?! That sounds absolutely terrible. I would be less worried if it were for the hurricane, or election season, or something. But a re-run of the Voice? That just makes me scared. I really, really, really hope that they don’t cut the season or cancel the show… They wouldn’t do that, right? RIGHT? Because I would absolutely die…
    Not to mention I’ll actually have time to watch this week. And they postpone my show.
    Has that ever happened before? I don’t remember it, if it has…

  6. FFS.

    First of all, half the people without power aren’t going to have it back by Thursday anyway. Mine keeps going out over and over, and the projections for the towns completely in the dark around me (Connecticut) are that they aren’t going to be back on for a few days. NYC, where the real ratings are, will take even longer. And even if it’s back on by Thursday, they’ll obviously still be doing storm coverage. So why Thursday? Why not run it Friday, the night on which NBC is even deader than usual anyway?

    Second, the results of the episode have already been spoiled over and over on-line, so it’s not like anyone’s going to be missing out on anything. If “The Voice” had never run, I could see it. But to preempt a first-run show to show a re-run? This makes no sense to me.

    “The Office” is the signature show for NBC, so they’re not going to fudge with the rest of the season too much, but still, this is annoying.

  7. Dislike! It’s the Office’s last season and this is going on? Can’t they do this for some no name contestants next year instead?

  8. I am a huge fan of The Office — and I don’t watch The Voice — so I’m very disappointed in this decision. The show that gets the most viewers wins — I get it — but I don’t have to like it

  9. I wonder if it’s because part of the episode is asea. Maybe there’s something that they thought might be in poor taste? Fox pushed back 24 because it was going to start right after 9/11 and it began with terrorists on an airplane. Drama and comedy are very different animals I’ll concede. But it does seem at least possible to me.

  10. Huh. This is odd.

    As of this posting SNL is still on for Saturday — and they need to be working all week to get a semi-decent episode out. Most people will probably still be powerless on Saturday, too, not to mention the difficulty of getting an audience for that show when half the damn city’s become Atlantis. So why is The Office down on Thursday?

    I’d proceed with caution with assumptions, but this is kind-of odd.

  11. This is horrendous! And now my cable guide shows Thursday night football instead of the Office on 11/8!! This is November sweeps time – I want the Office every week!

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