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The Office shall be drawing to a close after the conclusion of its forthcoming ninth season, reports producer and original show runner, Greg Daniels. Daniels will be returning in his capacity as show runner for the final season noted in a report on
Daniels, who participated in a press conference this past Tuesday commented on how this announcement would shape the episodes leading up to the finale particularly stating that’ As we head into the homestretch, we have a lot of exciting things I’ve been wanting to do since season two,” Daniel told reporters during a conference call Tuesday. “The end should be pretty cool.”
As for the suitability of the show ending this coming year, Daniels commented on that regard stating that at” some point you have a choice: to always tell the beginnings of stories and the middles or to allow a story to end, and I think endings can be very powerful and meaningful pieces of the story,” said Daniels, who added that NBC Entertainment president Bob Greenblatt was supportive of the plan to end the series. “If we didn’t let it end this year, I don’t know if we would have been able to tell the endings for so many characters that I really want to know the endings for.
As for the structure of the forthcoming season, viewers will see how storylines develop into arcs which shall have been established into the premiere as opposed to simply providing episodic storylines.
Furthermore, Daniels commented on the excitement in terms of the different possibilities for each of the endings for each of the characters as well as the creative risks which he can be taken in this regard.”There are so many storylines to follow now, so many endings to write for different characters, risky things we wouldn’t normally do if we knew we were going for a long time,” Daniels said. “Now that we have an end date, we can blow up things and take some chances. It’s very freeing and creatively exciting for the audience.”
Such risks include Nellie hosting a charity at The Office as well as Dwight donating money to the Taliban as a form of retaliation. This year will also bring bank Daniel Denman whose character Roy will be getting married and it is also said to be a big year for the character of Jim and Pam. Furthermore, David Wallice will be seen running Dunder Mifflin. The show is said to nhave a feel of what it was before the Sabre days which would make sense given how Sabre is no longer running Dunder Mifflin.
Furthermore, viewers will have a chance to see who the individuals who have been filming the documentary throughout the entire course of the series actually are.
While some of the exciting story arcs were revealed by Daniels, it should be noted that the producer hopes to keep most of the major details a secret for the coming season, to help instill an actual element of surprise as opposed to viewers knowing what will happen beforehand.
As for anticipations which Daniels has for the season he noted that he wanted to hire Kelp Kalipus who directed the pilot episode as a way of bringing this to a full circle. Consequently, the question of whether Steve Carrell will return as Michael Scott arose. While Daniels did not provide a definitive response, he did essentially mention that although it would definitely be great to have Carrel return he acknowledges that the actor is busy with other projects and therefore this may not necessarily be possible.
What is your response to the show ending this season as well as to the storylines which have been announced? What directions would you like to see the show take in its final season. Sound off on the comments section?
The expectant office administrator, Pam Beasley[Jenna Fischer] is branching out and making new friends in the upcoming eighth season of The Office. According to recent report from TV Line, Til Death’s, Lindsey Broad has been casted as Pam’s new, likeable and approachable friend, Kathy.
According to the report Kathy ,will first be seen in episode scheduled to air in late October – early November. Though the character may potentially be recurring, there is no clear indication as to whether this is actually the case.
In addition to having led a distinguished acting career, she is also currently involved in the web series, Burg.
What are your thoughts on Pam developing a new friendship and what storylines do you predict could emerge from such a development? How do you think developing a friendship will be helpful to Pam, who will be going through her second pregnancy in the coming season?
Do you think Steve Carrel’s[ Michael Scott] departure seems to be allowing for viewers to further explore the lives of some of the characters at the Scranton Branch?
Sound off in the comments section, below!
Tune in for the season 8 premiere of The Office on Thursday, September 22 @ 9:00pm eastern standard time on NBC[ USA ] and Global[Canada]
Take a look at the promotional feature below from NBC, which presents various cast members of The Office discussing the show’s eighth season.
The feature, which lasts for over four minutes, features various commentaries from the cast /crew of The Office, including producer and actor Paul Liberstein[Toby Flenderson], writer Mindy Kailing[Kelly],Ed Helms[Andy Bernard] Angela Kinsley[ Angela], Creed Bradon[ Creed], Zach Woods[Gabe Lewis] , Phyllis Smith[ Phyllis] and James Spader[ Robert California].
The interviewees help recap the events leading up to last season’s memorable finale from the departure of Steve Carrel’s character, Michael Scott to the need for a search committee after Dwight’s[Rainn Wilson] gun incident ,which brought forth various candidates such as James Spader’s character, Robert California.
The other castmembers also spend time discussing James Spader’s involvement on the show with his character Robert California, who will be promoted to the position of Sabre’s CEO.They specifcally discuss their experience of working with Spader as well as how the actor has helped provide a new sense of energy on the show. The cast also discuss how of Robert California has brought forth certain traits and behaviours from some of the show’s characters which viewers have not previously had the opportunity to see.
Though the feature does provide some new footage, information pertaining to who the regional manager of the Scranton branch is not disclosed in the video.
Once you have viewed the video, share your thoughts on it in the comments section below!
Groban who is both a singer and an actor has led a distinguished career. Some of his recent appearances include Steve Carrel and Ryan Gossling’s romantic comedy,Crazy Stupid Love as well having appeared on various shows from FOX such as Alley Mcbeil and Glee.
The actor will be joining Stephen Collins, who will portray the character of Andy ‘s dad, Walter and actress, Dee Wallace will also appear as Andy’s mom,Cindy Bernard.
The Office is set to return for its eighth season on NBC on Thursday, September 22 @ 9:00pm eastern standard time.
What is your reaction on Andy’s family appearing and what circumstances or context do you predict will draw their appearance? Sound off in the comments section, below!
Take a look at NBC’S recently launched promotional feature for the upcoming season eight premiere of The Office below!
While the feature does not provide fans with new footage of the coming season, it allows to view various glimpses of the previous seventh season, in order to reflect on the personalities of some of the present employees of Scraton who are potential candidates for the branch manager position.The feature also shows James Spader and Robert California, who was recently reported as one who will take over the company as its CEO.
However,the feature does confirm that the season eight premiere, scheduled to debut on Thursday, September 22 @9:00pm eastern standard time, will reveal who Michael Scott’s replacement is.
What are your thoughts on the trailer and who do you think the new boss will be?Sound off in the comments section!
Indeed, Actor James Spader will be joining the cast for the Office’s upcoming eighth season, reports Entertainment Weekly.Spader, who appeared in the season seven finale of The Office as Robert California, a manipulative yet awkward genius, who was a potential candidate for replacing Scott’s role as the regional manager of the Scranton branch.
According to executive producer, Paul Liberstein, “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company”.
In another follow up interview ,Liberstein commented that although Spader’s character has a position at corporate, he will still be seen a great deal at the Scranton branch.However, the extent of the character’s involvement may vary from episode to episode.”Sometimes he’s in a couple of scenes, and some episodes he’s not in — but some he’s in a lot,” Lieberstein says. “I think family is a big draw for him. We’re saying he’s from the [Scranton] area, so he spends a lot of time supervising this branch.”
Liberstein also commented on the experience involved in having Spader join the cast, indicating that” the actor has an energy that is completely his own, and The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast”.
Spader, of course has previously appeared as the daring and provocative attorney, Alan Shore in The Practice and in its spinoff series, Boston Legal, where he was bestowed with three Emmy awards for his portrayal of the character.
Spader’s arrival marks the departure of actress, Kathy Bates who had portrayed the role of Sabre’s CEO, Jo Bennet ,during The Office’s sixth and seventh seasons. Though the character of Jo’s unique personality and strong enthusiasm may be missed by The Office fans, the actress can be seen on NBC’S Harry’s Law which was recently renewed for a second season.
Given that Robert California will have been promoted, there is also still no word on who will the regional manager of the Scranton branch. The characters of Jim, Darryl and Andy are likely possibilities , according to Liberstein.
What are your thoughts on how Spader’s character will rise up the ladder so quickly and how do you think this will influence both the company and the storytelling on The Office.Based on what we saw last season, what are your thoughts on how he will interact with the employees of the Scranton branch.
What is your reaction towards Barry’s departure? Who would you like to see take over the Scranton Branch and why? Sound off in the comments section, below!
Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog is launching its coverage of The Office as it approaches its upcoming, eighth season.Stay tuned for various news and media updates regarding the show’s eight season , which shall debut on Thursday, September 22@ 9:00pm on NBC.
Actress, Jenna Fisher has confirmed that her actual pregnancy has been incorporated into the upcoming eight season of The Office, in a recent interview with Vulture Magazine. Fischer, who plays the office administrator, Pam Beasley, provided details as to how the pregnancy will be tied back to Valentines Day from the previous seventh season episode , entitled PDA.
“Pam will be pregnant when the season starts,” stated Fischer. “Pam and Jim snuck away last season on Valentine’s Day, and they had sex. The story is that they conceived this baby at that time and were keeping it a secret until we come back from the summer.”
This pregnancy will mark Pam and Jim’s second one, given that the two had their first child, Cissi, in the show’s sixth season.
In the recent interview, Fischer also details that Steve Carrel’s final replacement has been determined, though she is not at liberty to divulge exactly who it will be.
What are your thoughts on Pam’s Pregnancy? Are you intrigued by the storyline and how do you anticipate/ hope this pregnancy will be presented in different manner in relation to her first one? And what are your thoughts on who the new boss might be and how exactly do you think the individual you predicted, will interact with the other employees of Dunder Mufflin through his/ her management style?Sound off in the comments section, below!