NBC Is Looking To Revive The Office

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Stop what you’re doing: NBC is looking to revive The Office! According to TVLine, the network is set to bring back the popular comedy during the 2018-2019 season. The revival would once again take place at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton and will reportedly feature a mix of new and old cast members. This is the best Christmas gift we never knew we wanted or needed in our lives!

After all the success with Will & Grace, NBC is hopeful the same will happen for The Office. No clue on who will come back, however, some fans may be a little disappointed to learn that Steve Carell will not be involved. The actor left the show in 2011 after starring as lovable branch manager Michael Scott for seven seasons. His absence was strongly felt by viewers, so that may or may not happen with the revival. After all, some fans just want the show back, no matter who is part of the series.

With Steve not being involved in the new series, fans can still look forward to other favorites returning including Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper and perhaps even Mindy Kaling since The Mindy Project ended this year.

The Office finale ended with Dwight and Angela’s wedding, as well as a reunion panel to see where everyone ended up after their documentary aired on TV. Michael also did appear in the final episode of the show. As soon as we saw his face, we can bet tears began to flow for everyone. “I’m so glad you came,” Dwight tells Michael. “That’s what she said,” he responds, echoing his most famous quip on the show. That’s probably why some fans are not too keen on bringing back the show considering how perfect (and complete) the finale was in 2013.

Back in August, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline that he had already discussed the possibility of bringing the show back.

“We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to [the show’s developer Greg Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘maybe someday but not now.’ There is certainly an open invitation but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it,” he said.

We can safely assume they’re getting serious about it now! Steve, on the other hand, once admitted that bringing The Office back wasn’t such a great idea.

“Fans of any show think that they want to see more of that show but I don’t really (believe) that’s the case, because they want it to be exactly what it was, and there’s no way it can be exactly what it was,” he explained “Even in the best possible scenario, it’s always a slight disappointment. I don’t see any reason to slightly disappoint people who might have loved your show to begin with.”

He has a point. Why fix something that’s not broken? We get it. However, that does not mean we’re not excited for the chance to see the cast all together again. Even if the revival is a disappointment, at least we have nine incredible seasons to look back on!