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Saudi Arabian Edition of ‘The Office’ in the Works

It may be almost a decade since its doors shuttered in the U.S. and nearly 20 years since it drew to a close in the U.K., but Saudi Arabia will soon be getting its own remake of The Office. BBC Studios, which owns the format rights, and MBC Studios, the production arm of Saudi-owned Middle East […]

‘Space Force’ Canceled at Netflix

Netflix is decommissioning Space Force. The streaming giant has canceled the Steve Carell comedy from The Office creator Greg Daniels after two critically panned seasons. The news comes after Netflix attempted to creatively reboot the pricey comedy in its second season, moving the production from Los Angeles to Vancouver in a bid to reduce its […]

‘Upload’ Cast and Creators Talk Sophomore Season, Working With “Genius” Greg Daniels

On Tuesday evening, the cast and crew of Prime Video’s Upload gathered for the first time to celebrate the show’s sophomore run. The first season debuted at the start of the pandemic in 2020, leaving the group without an official season one premiere.  Led by sitcom veteran and The Office creator Greg Daniels, Upload was […]

The ‘Office’ Showrunner on Rebooting ‘Space Force’ and Revisiting Michael Scott

Greg Daniels never intended to make a dating show. Then the pandemic hit, and he and his 26-year-old daughter, Haley, found themselves shooting one. Admittedly, Haley Daniels — an employee at Illumination by day — was a far bigger fan of the genre than her father, but they’d both watched Love Island and, as he […]

Todd Whiting, NBCUniversal Digital Content Veteran, Dies at 45

Todd Whiting, a 17-year veteran with NBCUniversal, has died. He was 45. Whiting died suddenly on Jan. 4 of cardiac arrest resulting from pneumonia and complications from COVID-19, his family said. “Todd’s love of people and faithfulness in friendship is what will be missed by so many from coast to coast. Todd had an infectious […]

‘SNL’s’ Anna Drezen, Mike Judge, Greg Daniels Set Star-Studded Animated Comedy at Freeform

Freeform is diving headfirst into the animated space. The Disney-owned basic cable network has handed out a series order to Praise Petey, from Saturday Night Live co-head writer Anna Drezen, Greg Daniels (The Office) and Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head). Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), John Cho (Cowboy Bebop), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Kiersey Clemons […]

‘The Office’ Inspired Mobile Game Launching Late This Year

The Office is being game-ified. Leaf Mobile, Canada’s free-to-play mobile game group and its subsidiary company East Side Games, unveiled on Thursday The Office: Somehow We Manage, inspired by the U.S. version of NBC’s The Office sitcom and developed in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms. The free-to-play title, which will launch later this […]

‘The Office’ Writer Anthony Q. Farrell Aims to Fix Canadian TV’s Diversity Problem With Showrunner Bootcamp

The Office writer Anthony Q. Farrell has a big job on his hands, convincing fellow Canadian TV scribes to step up and take the lead in local series writer rooms. “I’m getting messages from young writers that are in rooms with showrunners who don’t have any experience showrunning, and it’s difficult because they want to […]

‘The Office’ Interactive Experience Coming to Chicago (Exclusive)

The Office Experience is opening its doors to fans. The Superfly and Universal Live Entertainment exhibition, announced on Wednesday, will send visitors to the setting of the U.S. version of the beloved workplace comedy, Scranton Business Park, where they can see recreations of sets and props used in the series. The exhibit will also allow […]

‘The Office’ Star Brian Baumgartner on New Milk Campaign, Cancel Culture and Dunder Mifflin Book

Brian Baumgartner loves milk. So, when the Office star was approached by the California Milk Processor Board to front its latest campaign, “Never Doubt What You Love,” it was an easy yes. (Also, according to Grub Street, Baumgartner may be part of a new wave of milk drinkers ignoring the trend of cashew, oat, almond, coconut […]

U.K. ‘Office’ Producer Ash Atalla Says “It Still Shocks” Him When Hollywood Hires Non-Disabled Actors for Disabled Characters

Ash Atalla, an award-winning producer of series like The Office and The It Crowd, is calling out the industry’s hiring of non-disabled actors to play disabled characters. Atalla, who spoke to the U.K.’s Sunday Times for a recent interview, says it still shocks him that — despite ongoing conversations and objections from the disability community […]

‘Sopranos’ Stars Say James Gandolfini Was Paid a Big Sum to Turn Down ‘The Office’ Role

Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa say that James Gandolfini was paid millions to not supersede Steve Carell following his departure from NBC’s The Office. Imperioli and Schirripa spoke about the reported deal during the latest episode of their Talking Sopranos podcast, which featured guest Ricky Gervais. The star of the original U.K. Office series […]