"It seems that NBC prez Ben Silverman is still invested in the series that put him in the map: The Peacock net has ordered an Office spinoff, set to premiere this winter in the 9:30 slot after the original series.
Mmmm...no wonder they didn't have room for Scrubs (which, by the way, is entirely MIA from NBC's new schedules for 2008-09). According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series would launch as an episode of the original U.S. Office, and then go out on its own.
We're working on answering these burning questions:
• Would any of The Office writers (Greg Daniels, Mike Schur, Paul Lieberstein) move over to the new series? • Would it be a Dunder-Mifflin branch elsewhere in the Rust Belt or maybe a whole new industry in a whole new place? • Would the new series poach any cast faves from The Office? (Keep your paws off Stanley!) • Who will be our new Pam and Jim? • Any chance this is too much of a good thing, like those hour-long installments of The Office earlier this year? Or is this another great element of Comedy Night Done Right?"-Yahoo!
Why? This is the problem with TV today. Or more so Entertainment. They have a great Idea Then they decide that they are going to make more of something just to make money. I love "The Office- An American Workplace" just as much as "The Office." But if you take away any part of the ensemble then the rest just fall flat. And if they start a whole new industry or company can we take another Michael Scott or David Brent for that matter? Are we gonna have another Tim/Jim, Dawn/Pam type thing going on? What about Gareth or Dwight? It may be funny but the greed of these people. What ever happened to letting things end while they still have some dignity? I would have suggested that "The Office- AAW." should have ended after the third season. As much as I love it I don't want to get tired of it. They should have done three seasons and then like the original series have a Christmas Special or something to tie up the loose ends. That is why the British have much better television. They don't overkill. People start losing interest after the third season usually. And in some cases the writing loses some of the spark that helped a series become great. I see this happening with The Office. The storylines are starting to become strained. This is also happening in other series currently on. ER- How many times can your Emergency Room explode. Come on already end it, you have no dignity left. 24- I used to love watching 24 but the series is the same thing every season. Then there are shows killed before their time. Arrested Development is one that comes to mind. It had the opportunity to be brilliant for a couple more seasons. Firefly- Who knows how great this show could have been. I am not saying that I won't watch a spin-off of The Office, but I will be very skeptical of it.