New producers for final season of The Office

Well, new to producing The Office, but definitely not new to the show itself. :)

Some of you noticed a list of new producers in the opening credits of last week’s episode, New Guys — yes, The Office’s very own Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and Rainn Wilson!

I asked Jenna about this, and here’s what she said:

Yes, we have all been promoted to producers and that will be the case for the entire season.

We will be working closely with the writers to develop the episodes. A few of the things we do are: listen to and pitch story ideas, read and review story outlines before they go to script, and stay after our table reads to discuss the script with the writers.

John and I have been particularly involved in developing the Jim/Pam arc for the season. So we hope you like it!

Greg Daniels oversees all of the creative direction of the show and our amazing writers bring it all to life. We feel privileged to be a small part of the process!

Wow, I am so excited to hear this, particularly for the Jim/Pam story. How about y’all?

Get excited for The Office Season 9!

Got this in the mail today.

Good stuff that sets up the season, as well as a few of your questions answered. :)

The Office: New Guys

The Office final Season 9 premieres in two weeks on September 20.
‘New Guys’ is written and directed by The Office executive producer, Greg Daniels. Can’t wait for you guys to see it!

What final season questions do you want answered?

Now that The Office showrunner Greg Daniels has announced that Season 9 will be the final season of the show and that “all questions will be answered,” which questions do you want answered?

I’ll start it off:

  • Why are they making a documentary of The Office?
  • Who are the documentarians?
  • Who is the Scranton Strangler?
  • What did Jim write in his Season 2 Christmas card to Pam?
  • Will Jim pursue his dream of being a sports writer?

Please add to the list!

Mindy Kaling returning to The Office Season 9

Vulture reports that Mindy Kaling will return for The Office Season 9:

… Kaling and the producers of The Office have worked out a deal for the actress to return to the NBC comedy for at least two episodes of the show’s ninth season.

The Wrap reports more details:

“I think I’m going to be in the premiere, and maybe another episode,” [Mindy] said. “I got attached to that character. It’s fun to see what’s going to happen to Kelly.”

The overlap between “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” doesn’t end there: “Office” star Ed Helms will also appear on the new show’s premiere. And “Office” co-creator Greg Daniels will direct an episode of “The Mindy Project.”