The Office Season 7 premieres September 23

UPDATE: NBC has confirmed that The Office Season 7 premiere was written by Danny Chun and directed by Jeffrey Blitz.

NBC announced premiere dates for its 2010 fall schedule, including the Thursday night lineup on September 23:

  • 8-8:30pm: Community
  • 8:30-9pm: 30 Rock
  • 9-9:30pm: The Office
  • 9:30-10pm: Outsourced
  • 10-11pm: The Apprentice

‘The Office’ news from the upfronts

This is upfronts week in New York, where the major television networks announce their fall schedules to the press and potential advertisers.

NBC presented a preview yesterday and will be doing their official presentation today.
I’ll update this post with any tidbits related to The Office.

  • May 17, Watch With Kristin via Twitter: “BJ Novak says he can’t imagine #theoffice without Carell. Ellie Kemper not sure she’s a regular next yr. (Being humble; she is.)”
  • May 16, Watch With Kristin: NBC Preps for The Office Without Steve Carell
  • May 16, NBC: here’s the fall 2010 Thursday night lineup:
    8- 8:30 p.m. – Community
    8:30-9 p.m. – 30 Rock
    9-9:30 p.m. – The Office
    9:30-10 p.m. – Outsourced (new)
    10-11 p.m. – Love Bites (new)
    “Parks and Recreation” returns later in the season.

The Office renewed for Season 7!

From today’s NBC press release:

NBC has renewed three more of its Thursday-night comedies – “30 Rock” (9:30-10 p.m. ET), “The Office” (9-9:30 p.m. ET) and the freshman series “Community” (8-8:30 p.m. ET) for the 2010-11 season. The returning programs join the previously announced “Parks and Recreation” (Thursdays, 8:30-9 p.m. ET) that also will return for next season.

Currently in its sixth season, “The Office” is network television’s #1 primetime scripted series among adults 18-34 and is NBC’s #1 scripted series in the key demographic of adults 18-49. “The Office” regularly finishes #2 in its highly competitive time period in adults 18-49 ahead of CBS’s “CSI.” The most recent “Office” telecast on March 4 outscored ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” marking the first time “The Office” has topped “Grey’s” head-to-head in adults 18-49. For the season through 23 weeks, “The Office” is averaging a 4.9 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers overall, representing gains versus last season of 4 percent in 18-49 and 3 percent in total viewers.

Congratulations! :)

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Related link: The Office Season 7 spoilers and news

‘The Office’ coming to Israel

From BBC News:

The Israeli version of The Office has been unveiled and it features an Arab character described as “intelligent and gentle”.

Israeli actor Avi Meshulam takes over the David Brent character, first portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

The show, created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, will be named Super Office and set in Yahud, near Tel Aviv.

Besides the original British version and our U.S. show, The Office has been produced in France (Le Bureau), French Canada (La Job), and Chile (La Ofis). Germany’s Stromberg was inspired by The Office, and in July 2008, Russia was reported to be making a version as well. Making bad bosses an international truth.

Link: Israel is the latest country to photocopy The Office

Welcome back, ‘The Office’ staff!

Here comes Season 6 …

Today is the first day of filming The Office Season 6! Woo!

Rainn Wilson has commemorated the occasion.

Angela Kinsey wrote in her MySpace blog yesterday: “We go back to work on The Office for Season 6 tomorrow! We are all really excited to go back to work. You would never know that it’s our 6th year. We all still get giddy and know how great we have it.”

The table read for the premiere episode happened last Thursday.

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