From press release:
“THE OFFICE” BRANCHES OUT 5 DAYS A WEEK IN
Viewers Can Watch The Award-Winning Comedy From The Beginning Starting September 21
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — September 1, 2009 — The hit comedy “The Office” is set to debut in national syndication and fans can catch all the hilarious moments from the start on local broadcast stations starting Monday, September 21 (see local station information below).
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold “The Office” in more than 98% of the U.S. for its off-network syndication debut.
Much like the iconic sitcom “Seinfeld’s” impact on popular culture, “The Office” has ushered in a new generation of comedy fans with its classic episodes like “Diversity Day,” “The Merger,” “Casino Night” and “The Dundies,” and it’s made catch phrases such as “That’s What She Said” and “Big Tuna” part of the lexicon.
Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, “The Office” has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honor, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic’s Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. And “The Office” was recently nominated for ten Emmy Awards for its 2008-2009 season, including Outstanding Comedy Series.
“I think ‘The Office’ will play well in syndication because it’s a character comedy and it’s pretty dense with humor and story,” says “The Office'” Executive Producer, Greg Daniels. “Steve Carell and the ensemble cast are mostly from improv backgrounds and they do a lot of funny stuff when they are just listening or barely on camera, so there are really great moments that you only catch on multiple viewings.”
“The Office” has been NBC’s top-rated comedy for the last three years and has grown its audience each season, including double-digit growth during the 2008-2009 TV season. The series grew 14% in Adults 18-34, 14% in Adults 18-49 and 17% in Adults 25-54 vs. last season and it improved on its lead-in by 96% in Adults 18-49, the most growth over a network show of any sitcom on any network, according to Nielsen Media Research.
A fly-on-the-wall comedy about modern American office life, “The Office” delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply-company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Regional manager Michael Scott (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell, “Get Smart,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) is a single, middle-aged man who is the boastful tour guide for the documentary.
“The Office” is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein and Paul Lieberstein.
“The Office” is produced by Reveille, Universal Media Studios and Deedle-Dee Productions and distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
To see where The Office is syndicated in your city, download the list here. (Yes, it’s horribly organized.)
(For my local SF Bay Area peeps, our station is KBCW — “Catch The Office two times a night, six nights a week! Monday through Saturday at 7 and 11pm only on the CW 44 cable12!”)
For the record, this is the same syndication plan as the one they made for Seinfeld in the later years. Unfortunately, that means a lot of newbie fans, but fans in general is good.
Wow, this means the Office will be on nearly at primetime everyday. For me, it’s on at 7:30PM on Fox. I hate Fox, but at least they were good to Seinfeld. Unfortunately, syndicated versions of shows always have that watered down VHS look to them, I hate that also. Hopefully this will help the Office last longer for new seasons. Luckily, I’ll never have to watch the Office in sucky syndicated quality, because I have my DVDs, which look great even on my Blu-ray player.
Yay, 10 and 10:30 for Greensboro
This makes me really happy. I will love being able to watch episodes every day. The 1 night a week setup on TBS is just not good enough IMO.
The list is organized by TV market size.
For my fellow Nashvillians, it’s on on the CW at 10 and 10:30 pm. I keep seeing commercials for it and it makes me smile!
Saw commercials about this on my local Fox station, kind of bummed actually because it will be replacing Family Guy. I already watch Office a lot, it’s about the only time I caught Family Guy.
It would be on Fox for me too, but I’d rather have it on The CW, where Family Guy is syndicated, then I’d have 2 of my favorite shows on the same channel!
They’re replacing Family Guy in the 6:30 slot on our local Fox station. Which I guess is good since Family Guy really shouldn’t be on when kids could be watching, but at the same time I liked being able to watch it on my dinner break at work. But now I get even MORE Office in my life!
The list is organized by largest TV markets in America.
[from tanster: ah! ok, good to know. thanks!]
I get TWO shows a day, 7 and 7:30! I’ve been squealing over the promos on my local channel for two months now. If TBS continues its reruns (anyone know how that works?) that means, come September, I get 13 Offices a week!! :) I mean.. I have the DVDs, but.. hooray!
This is the best news I’ve heard all day!
It’s on UPN 57 here in Philly, Pa @ 7:30 and 11pm
FINALLY! i am a huge fan of the office, but share the dvds with my sister who is away at college so i don’t really get to watch it much. this makes it way easier and will help me on other days of the week beside tuesdays and thursdays.
Heck yeah! 6 and 6:30. Guess I know what I will be watching during dinner time. Heck with the local news.
Hey. This is really confusing me. I live about 20 miles away from Washington DC, so does that mean that I would use that channel or a different one. Can someone help me please. I would love to watch it pretty much every night as I am one of the biggest fans possible.
YESSS! 7:30 PM [When I come home from work and eat dinner] and 11:00 PM [when i’m watching TV before bed]
LIFE IS SWEEEEET :]
I remember hearing about the show getting syndicated back in 2006 or 2007 and they said “September 2009” and that felt so, so far away. Weird.
It is also on OMNI 1 and 2 at 6:00 and 7:30 respectively in Ontario.
Sweet! Twice a night! But 10 and 12:30am for San Antonio? Wow, kinda late. All well, my DVR is going to be full.
It’s only on once here in my market (Grand Rapids, MI) at 11 p.m. on the local ABC affiliate.
I noticed that the call sign for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa market is KEVN. :)
11pm and 12am in St Louis?! Come on, Jenna and Phyllis are from here!
7 and 7:30 in Cincinnati?
5 nights a week?
happy! *breaks down and cries*
Aww It’s Not In Britain :(
Love the clips of The Office in Syndication promos, they are very funny. It would be so nice now to get my fix of The Office for five nights a week instead of just two, one being two reruns of old seasons on TBS, and the other being new episodes of the current Season on NBC.
I’m at work and on my blackberry so I can’t download the pdf!!
Does anybody know what time and what channel the show will be on in Albany, NY?
Did anybody notice on the form for the contest, in the small print there was a notice that this was not a real job application?
So envious, here in Ireland i only get to see older episodes and anything I can catch online. This site is fantastic, I can get updates everyday.
The Office is some of the best tv I have watched in years. Keep it coming.
re: #25, it’s on WCWN at 6:30 and 7. Lucky you!
I loved loved those syndication promos!!
Since the end of season 5, the commercial has played on the jumbotrons during the bottom of the second inning of every Florida Marlins home game. I have season tickets and I still squee out loud. It never gets old!
Well, this show isn’t going anywhere for a LONG time if NBC can help it (which may be a bad thing as plots get old and forced, etc. etc. etc.). This syndication stuff (especially on this magnitude) is where some BIG bucks are made.
It’s also going to start airing daily on TBS today and the one hour on Tuesdays appears to be being amped up to three hours!
So, if I count up all the airings on TBS, plus my local station and an episode on NBC every Thursday, I have 24 chances to watch it per week. That’s a lotta Office. And I love it!
Yes, not only is TBS airing it daily now as well they’re also showing a six-episode marathon tomorrow night instead of just the normal two.
Daily episodes + TBS marathon + new episode Thursday = Win-Win-Win
I tuned in tonight (we get the NYC Fox station at my college in Virginia?) and Gay Witch Hunt was on instead of like, the 2nd episode of season one.
Yaaaaay !! They are being played in Canada too :) Come on at 600 as well as 730 on omni 1 and omni 2 !!
#34 – Yes, I tuned in last night on my KC station and it showed Gay Witch Hunt even though my Tivo said it would be the pilot. I was a little disappointed since I haven’t watched Season 1 in a long time. But, it was better than nothing.
I saw the pilot last night, not Gay Witch Hunt. Perhaps it was different in different areas?
Very interesting. Did some stations just goof? — please include your station/city when you post.
They played the pilot here in Indy!
I didn’t see Gay Witch Hunt….I saw the pilot here in Orlando. Right now, Diversity Day is ending. :)
Fox Channel 8, KFXA in Cedar Rapids, IA aired the pilot at 6:30 PM last night.
Ok, tonight at 7:30 “Diversity Day” is showing. So I wonder if the station I watch on campus (again, a NYC Fox station) shows season 1 at 7:30 and season 3 at 11:30.
Last night I saw The Pilot and “Gay Witch Hunt”. I was expecting for “Diversity Day” to be next, but when I heard Ryan say “I’m not a temp anymore”, that was when I got confused.
Here in the Seattle area (on CW 11 I believe) it is showing at 7:00 and 7:30. Last night the pilot was on at 7 and Gay Witch Hunt was on at 7:30. I looked at the menu to see what would be on tonight, and it was the second episode of season 1 at 7, and the second episode of season 3 at 7:30.
Since some areas are only getting one episode each night, I’m thinking they must have had to start two separate strings of episodes, otherwise those areas would only get to see every other episode.Unfortunately, it sounds like some of the places that are only showing some episodes each night picked up on the season 3 string instead of season 1, which would be confusing for new viewers.
MYTV showed the Pilot 1st last night, then Gay Witch Hunt, so it’s doing season 1 and season 3… Diversity Day was tonight. My fav all time!
We got the pilot here in Canada. Don’t know why some of you guys got Gay Witch Hunt.
I’m in the middle of a marathon and I’m so loving this trip back to the past. Diwali… Branch Closing… heaven! Good good times.
I got the pilot here in Chicago!
Here in Indy, they show it twice. The first airing is during “family time”, which is when they aired the pilot. The second airing is after prime time, which is when they aired “Gay Witch Hunt”. I also was expecting “Diversity Day” or the pilot again, at the later airtime. I didn’t realize they had a couple of different seasons going at once.
The pilot was first yesterday, it was edited for time I guess, then it was the gay witch hunt, today it was diversity day and the convention
#49 We have the same schedule here. The early showing is Season 1 and the late showing S3.
The Kansas City station seems to be doing it differently from everyone else. The early showing is Season 3 and the late showing is Season 1.
Where I am, they showed “Health Care” and “The Coup” tonight. I was extremely excited when they played that Season 1 classic!!
Everyone may want to check their listings, because it’s on here in Denver on weekends too. They’re airing it on Saturday at 6:30 and Sunday at 10 and they’re starting in the middle of season four.
Isn’t it GREAT is it to see The Office on TV 5 nights a week?
My daughter didn’t see what the big deal was…”But you have it all on DVD!” she said. I guess she didn’t get that for me, being able to tune to our local channel any day and have a random episode on for me is almost better than owning it! Love it…never get tired of it.
They showed Email surveillance around 2 days ago, and my heart broke when they bleeped packer’s “What has two thumbs and loves bangin’ your mom” (something like that I can’t remember and michael’s “the only thing I’m worried about is…gettin’ a boner”, where “Boner” was bleeped :'( any other noticeable edits?
It’s 2009, and we’re bleeping “boner”. Wow.
Yes, I noticed that to. In CT, on channel 11 it shows, and TBS every night they show it. Why would they be allowed to say bitch but not “bone”?
Also……is Dwight a republican?
Another weird syndication edit comes from The Fire. They bleep Michael saying “effin” when he tells Ryan he is “so effin smart”.
Hey! I saw today that my local station is now broadcasting the show in HD! It used to be letterboxed, but now it’s in full glorious HD! I’ll update if it changes :D
it’s on MY13 every night at 7:30 PM
I love the office. I watch it 3 times a day sometimes more when tbs will air it on primetime. The only thing that bothers me about the syndication is the scenes that are edited or cut out completely. On my local fox station I’ve watched episodes where a small scene or talking head was cut, but the tbs version will show the same episode and without the cuts. It makes me wonder how many episode’s that I’ve watched on fox syndicated have been edited and cut. How many scenes have I missed that I didn’t realize were cut.
The Office is on quite a few channels lately and thankfully it’s knocking stupid Family Guy off some of the local channels. I love being able to watch an episode or two every night but I hope it doesn’t oversaturate to the point that everyone hates it.