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The show's main cast.
Genre Sitcom
Mockumentary
Created by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Greg Daniels
Starring Steve Carell
Rainn Wilson
John Krasinski
Jenna Fischer
B.J. Novak
Opening theme "The Office Theme Song" by Jay Ferguson
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 53 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time typically 0:20:30 (details)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (USA)
Picture format 1.78 : 1
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original run March 24, 2005 – present
Links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Office is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning[1] American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. The show is about the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Although fictional and scripted, the show takes the form of a documentary, with the presence of the camera often acknowledged. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Office_us_cast. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Ricky Dene Gervais (IPA: or ) (born June 25, 1961) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning English comic writer and performer from Reading, Berkshire. ... Stephen Merchant (born 24 November 1974 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom) is an English Emmy, British Comedy Award, and three-time BAFTA-winning writer, director, and comedic actor. ... Greg Daniels is a well known television comedy writer. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962)[1] is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American comedian, actor and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor. ... John Burke Krasinski (b. ... Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the U.S. adaptation of The Office. ... Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Jay Ferguson is an American rock & roll musician known for his work with Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, and his 1978 solo hit Thunder Island. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The aspect ratio of an image is its displayed width divided by its height (usually expressed as x:y or x×y, with the joining colon or multiplication symbol articulated as the preposition by or sometimes to). For instance, the aspect ratio of a traditional television screen is 4:3... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A midseason replacement is a television show that premieres in the second half of a television season usually between January and April. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Dunder-Mifflin logo Dunder-Mifflin is a fictional paper company featured in the television series The Office. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ...


Based on the British series of the same name, it was developed for American audiences by producer Greg Daniels, a veteran writer of Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill and The Simpsons. Original series creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have production credits on the show, but they are not otherwise involved on a regular basis, although the producers do send various scripts to the pair for suggestions and critiques. (The two also wrote an episode for the show's third season)[2] The Office is a British television comedy series, created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and first aired in the UK on BBC Two on July 9, 2001. ... Greg Daniels is a well known television comedy writer. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... King of the Hill is a satirical American animated television series created by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butt-head) and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Ricky Dene Gervais (IPA: or ) (born June 25, 1961) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning English comic writer and performer from Reading, Berkshire. ... Stephen Merchant (born 24 November 1974 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom) is an English Emmy, British Comedy Award, and three-time BAFTA-winning writer, director, and comedic actor. ...


It is co-produced by Greg Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. The show is currently broadcast by NBC in the United States and other television stations around the world. In January 2007, NBC renewed The Office for a full fourth season to air September 2007–May 2008.[3] Reveille Productions is an independently-owned television and motion picture studio and production company based in Los Angeles. ... NBC Universal Television Studio is the sister television arm of NBC Universal, formerly known in other incarnations as Revue Studios, and Universal Television. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

Contents

Creation

After the original British series won two Golden Globes, a U.S. version of The Office was commissioned by NBC. Though it retains the same title and premise, the U.S. version of the show has a new cast and crew and changes the locale to Scranton, Pennsylvania. NBC has described it as a faster-paced version of the original; Gervais jokingly said before the premiere that it would probably have actors with better teeth.[4] The first season of the show had a run of just six episodes, and was filmed in an actual office space.[5] To write the series, the producer hired four writers: Michael Schur, B.J. Novak, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling. In addition, he hired two consulting producers, Lester Lewis and Larry Wilmore. Ken Kwapis, who established his ability with the genre in The Larry Sanders Show and Malcolm in the Middle, directed the pilot and has produced/directed several episodes. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The main cast of the UK version of The Office The main Season 3 cast of the US version of The Office The main cast of Le Bureau, the French version of The Office The main cast of La Job, the French Canadian version of The Office The Office is... Michael Schur is a television producer and writer. ... Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Paul Lieberstein is an American actor, writer and producer who can be seen as Toby on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Mindy Kaling on The Office Mindy Kaling is an American actress and scriptwriter best known for her work on the television show The Office, on which she plays the bubbly Kelly Kapoor. ... Larry Wilmore is a television producer, writer and some-time actor. ... Ken Kwapis is an American director. ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ... Malcolm in the Middle is a seven-time Emmy,[1] Grammy-winning[1] and seven time-nominated Golden Globe[1] American situation comedy created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ...


The second season brought three new members to the writing crew: Jennifer Celotta, and the screen writing team of Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Paul Feig, of Freaks and Geeks, directed some of the episodes. Filming moved to a sound stage that was built to replicate the first season's environment,[5] including plaques and certificates hanging on walls using the names of crew members.[6] Gene Stupnitsky is a film and television writer. ... Lee Eisenberg is a film and television writer. ... Paul S. Feig is an American director and author. ... Freaks and Geeks was an American television series, created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 TV season. ... A sound stage is a hangar-like structure, building or room, that is soundproof for the production of theatrical motion pictures and television, usually inside a movie studio. ...


Casting

All original series characters were renamed and re-cast for the American version. When producer Ben Silverman of Reveille approached NBC with the concept, network programmer Kevin Reilly suggested Paul Giamatti take the lead role of Michael Scott, but the actor declined. Other interested actors included Martin Short, Hank Azaria and Bob Odenkirk.[7] In January 2004, Variety reported Steve Carell of the popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was in talks to play the role. At the time, Carell was already committed to an NBC midseason replacement comedy, Come to Papa,[8] but the series was quickly canceled, leaving him fully committed to The Office. Carell later stated he had only seen about half of the original pilot episode of the British series before he auditioned. He did not continue watching for fear that he would start copying Gervais' characterizations.[9] Rainn Wilson, who was cast as the power-hungry sycophant Dwight Schrute, had watched every episode of the series before he auditioned.[10] Wilson had originally auditioned for Michael (which he referred to as a terrible Gervais impersonation); however, the casting directors liked his audition as Dwight much more and hired him for the role. Ben Silverman is the founder and CEO of Reveille Studios, an independent television and film production and distribution company. ... Reveille Productions is an independently-owned television and motion picture studio and production company based in Los Angeles. ... Kevin Reilly is a former NBC president fired in May 2007 after the network had one of its least-watched seasons ever. ... Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Michael Gary Scott (born March 15, 1964) is a fictional character on NBCs The Office portrayed by Steve Carell, and based on David Brent from the original British version of The Office. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian/American actor, writer, and producer. ... Henry Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian and voice artist. ... Robert Bob Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962, in Naperville, Illinois) is an American actor, writer, director and producer. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962)[1] is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American comedian, actor and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and, as of October 19, 2006, in Poland[1], of January 15, 2007 in Germany[2], of April 30, 2007 in the Netherlands[3] and in Italy of May 1. ... Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in... Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on the NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ...


John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer were virtual unknowns before being cast in their respective roles as Jim and Pam, the central love interests. Krasinski recalled accidentally insulting Daniels while waiting to audition for the series, telling him, "I hope they don't screw this up," as had been done to other British adaptations (Coupling, Men Behaving Badly). It was then that Daniels introduced himself as the developer of the series.[11] Fischer prepared for her audition by looking as boring as possible, creating the current Pam hairstyle at her first audition for the show.[12] John Burke Krasinski (b. ... Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the U.S. adaptation of The Office. ... Coupling is a British television sitcom written by Steven Moffat that aired on BBC2 from May 2000 to 2004. ... Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards. ...


The shots of Scranton in the opening credits were filmed by star John Krasinski and two of his friends before production began on the series. They shot the footage from their Jeep with the camera outside the sunroof.[13] Jay Ferguson composed the theme song. Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of DaimlerChrysler. ... Jay Ferguson is an American rock & roll musician known for his work with Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, and his 1978 solo hit Thunder Island. ...


The supporting cast includes actors known for their improv work: Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Melora Hardin and David Denman. Writer / performer Novak stated, "[Daniels] hired people who he knew were improv people who could bring their own ideas to the role."[14] Some minor players came to be as a result of interesting casting choices. Angela Kinsey originally auditioned for the role of Pam Beesly. After her auditions, the producers thought she was "too feisty" for the character, but they later called her back for the part of Angela Martin, which she won.[15] Baumgartner originally auditioned for Stanley (where he met Leslie David Baker, who ended up with the role), but was eventually cast as Kevin.[16] Phyllis Smith, who plays Phyllis on the show, was working as a casting associate on the show when the pilot's director, Ken Kwapis, had her read the scripts with the actors. He took such a liking to how she read that he had her join the cast.[17] This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kinsey as Angela Martin on The Office. ... Kate Flannery is an American actress who can be seen as Meredith Palmer on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Oscar Nunez playing Oscar Martinez on the American version of The Office. ... Leslie David Baker playing the role of Stanley Hudson in the Office (US). ... Brian Baumgartner is a American film and television actor who plays Kevin Malone on The Office. ... Melora Hardin (born June 29, 1967, in Houston, Texas), is an American actress, singer, and former child actress. ... David Denman (born July 25, 1973) is an American actor whose feature film credits include Out Cold and Big Fish. ... Angela Martin is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Phyllis Smith is a American film and television actor who plays Phyllis Lapin on The Office. ... Phyllis Vance (née Lapin) is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ...


Three of the show's writers were also cast as regular performers: B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, and Paul Lieberstein. Daniels saw Novak doing stand-up comedy and was cast as reluctant temp Ryan Howard and Lieberstein was cast as HR Director Toby Flenderson by Novak's suggestion after his cold readings of scripts.[14] Greg Daniels originally was not sure where to use Kaling, who is an Indian-American, on screen in the series until the point came in the second episode's script where Michael needed to be slapped by a minority. "Since (that slap), I've been on the show" (as the chatty Kelly Kapoor), Kaling stated in a February 2006 interview.[17] Steve Carell has also written one episode (the season 2 finale). Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Mindy Kaling on The Office Mindy Kaling is an American actress and scriptwriter best known for her work on the television show The Office, on which she plays the bubbly Kelly Kapoor. ... Paul Lieberstein is an American actor, writer and producer who can be seen as Toby on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Toby Flenderson is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Ed Helms, Chip Esten, and Rashida Jones were added as cast members for season three.[18] In February 2007, NBC announced that Helms was being promoted to a series regular.[19] Ed Helms (born January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an actor and comedian most notable for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Centrals The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. ... Charles Chip Esten (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, September 9, 1965) is an American actor and singer best known for his appearances on the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Educated at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Esten moved to the United Kingdom to make his... Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976), is an American actress, writer, model, and musician, best known for her portrayal of Karen Filippelli on The Office. ...


A few of the actors who are both part of the main cast or made guest appearances, have connections to The Daily Show as Carell and Helms were former correspondents on the show, along with recurring actors Larry Wilmore (who is the Senior Black Correspondent on the show) and Nancy Walls (a former correspondent, married to Carell in real life) have appeared. In addition, Rob Riggle also appeared in "Booze Cruise" as a ship captain who antagonizes Michael. Riggle is one of the correspondents on the show. It has been suggested that List of awards won by The Daily Show be merged into this article or section. ... Larry Wilmore is a television producer, writer and some-time actor. ... Nancy Walls (born July 19, 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts) is an American actress who has appeared in many comedies. ... Rob Riggle Robert A. Riggle, Jr. ... Booze Cruise is the 11th episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ...


A large number of cast members coincidentally hailed from Massachusetts, including Carell, Novak, Krasinski, Kaling, Denman, and recurring actress Nancy Walls. Other members of the writing and production staff have made cameo appearances: Michael Schur plays Dwight's cousin Mose, Larry Wilmore played Mr. Brown in "Diversity Day" and in "Gay Witch Hunt." Greg Daniels made an appearance as Michael's new neighbor in "Office Olympics," and writing team Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky play Bob Vance's delivery men in "Valentines Day" and are in a deleted scene from the "Drug Testing" episode. Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Nancy Walls (born July 19, 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts) is an American actress who has appeared in many comedies. ... Larry Wilmore is a television producer, writer and some-time actor. ...


In mid-July 2006, executive producer Ben Silverman stated that Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman and Lucy Davis from the British version of The Office will put in appearances in another episode in the third season. [20] [21] However, producer Kent Zbornak revealed at a University of Southern California panel discussion on The Office at the end of that month that, unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, the actors are no longer planned to appear in the third season.[22] B.J. Novak confirmed the scheduling conflicts in an August 27 interview, but stated they still intend to include the British cast in some way, although it will not be how they had originally intended. He also would not say if the British actors will be playing their original characters. [23] Paul Mackenzie Crook (born September 29, 1971) is an English actor best known for playing Gareth Keenan in The Office. ... Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) is an English actor. ... Lucy Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. ... The Office is a British television comedy series, created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and first aired in the UK on BBC Two on July 9, 2001. ... Doheny Library. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dunder-Mifflin may allude to the relationship between the Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company's tower, shown during the opening theme, and its location in downtown Scranton near the northeast end of Mifflin Avenue. To coincide with the Season 3 premiere, an Office edition of Scranton's entertainment paper contained an interview with the real paper company's president, who said "They're [Dunder-Mifflin] more of a printing-paper company while we're a personal-service paper company — paper towels, packaging, toilet tissue. ... We have very little resemblance to the Dunder-Mifflin paper company." Dunder-Mifflin logo Dunder-Mifflin is a fictional paper company featured in the television series The Office. ...


Characters

Dwight Schrute announces unexpected changes that he has no authority to implement on The Office

The Office employs an ensemble cast. Below are the regular characters of the series, and their job positions as of when they are introduced. Image File history File linksMetadata Dwightoffice. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Dwightoffice. ... This article is about the characters from the American version of The Office. ...


All of the main characters, and some minor ones, are based on characters from the original British version of The Office. Where characters are directly based on UK characters, the counterpart character's name is given. The Office is a British television comedy series, created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and first aired in the UK on BBC Two on July 9, 2001. ...


Main characters

Michael Gary Scott (born March 15, 1964) is a fictional character on NBCs The Office portrayed by Steve Carell, and based on David Brent from the original British version of The Office. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962)[1] is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American comedian, actor and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... David Brent is a fictional white-collar office middle-manager and one of the principal characters from BBC television comedy The Office, played by co-writer and director Ricky Gervais. ... Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on the NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ... Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor. ... Gareth Keenan after cycling to Wernam-Hogg in The Office. ... James Jim Halpert is a fictional character on the United States version of the television sitcom The Office, played by John Krasinski. ... John Burke Krasinski (b. ... Tim Canterbury is a main character in the BBC sitcom The Office, played by Martin Freeman. ... Pamela Beesly is a fictional character on the U.S. television sitcom The Office, played by Jenna Fischer. ... Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the U.S. adaptation of The Office. ... Dawn Tinsley is a character in the BBC sitcom The Office, played by Lucy Davis. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who plays the character of Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ...

Accounting

Angela Martin is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Kinsey as Angela Martin on The Office. ... Oscar Martinez is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Oscar Nunez playing Oscar Martinez on the American version of The Office. ... Kevin Malone is also the name of a former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager. ... Brian Baumgartner is a American film and television actor who plays Kevin Malone on The Office. ... Keith Bishop is an accountant in BBCs The Office and is personified by Ewen Macintosh. ...

Sales

Stanley Hudson is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Leslie David Baker playing the role of Stanley Hudson in the Office (US). ... Phyllis Lapin is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Phyllis Smith is a American film and television actor who plays Phyllis Lapin on The Office. ... Andrew Bernard is a fictional character from the U.S. television series, The Office. ... Ed Helms (born January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an actor and comedian most notable for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Centrals The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976), is an American actress, writer, model, and musician, best known for her portrayal of Karen Filippelli on The Office. ...

Other office employees

This article is about fictional character. ... Creed Bratton Creed Bratton (born William Charles Schneider on February 8, 1943) was a member of the Grass Roots and is now an actor. ... Kelly Kapoor is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Mindy Kaling on The Office Mindy Kaling is an American actress and scriptwriter best known for her work on the television show The Office, on which she plays the bubbly Kelly Kapoor. ... Meredith Palmer is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Kate Flannery is an American actress who can be seen as Meredith Palmer on the NBC sitcom The Office. ...

Corporate and Warehouse

Toby Flenderson is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Paul Lieberstein is an American actor, writer and producer who can be seen as Toby on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... Janet Jan Levinson (formerly Levinson-Gould) is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Melora Hardin (born June 29, 1967, in Houston, Texas), is an American actress, singer, and former child actress. ... Jennifer Taylor-Clarke is a fictional character on the BBC2 comedy television series The Office. ... Roy Anderson is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... David Denman (born July 25, 1973) is an American actor whose feature film credits include Out Cold and Big Fish. ... Darryl Philbin is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Craig Robinson is an American actor who had roles in two feature films and a number of television programs. ...

Job status changes

The following are position changes the above characters have undergone during the run of the show.

Character Previously Position Change Episode
Dwight Schrute Assistant to the Regional Manager "Promoted" to Assistant Regional Manager "The Fight"
Ryan Howard Temporary worker Promoted to Junior Sales Representative "Gay Witch Hunt"
Jim Halpert Sales Representative Promoted to Assistant Regional Manager (Stamford) "Gay Witch Hunt"
Jim Halpert Assistant Regional Manager (Stamford) Named Assistant Regional Manager (Scranton) "The Merger"
Dwight Schrute Assistant Regional Manager (Scranton) Demoted to Sales Representative "The Merger"
Roy Anderson Warehouse dock worker Fired "The Negotiation"
Jan Levinson Corporate Manager Fired "The Job"
Ryan Howard Junior Sales Representative Promoted to Corporate Manager "The Job"

Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on the NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Fight is the sixth episode of the second season of the television series The Office (U.S. version). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Gay Witch Hunt is the first episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... James Jim Halpert is a fictional character on the United States version of the television sitcom The Office, played by John Krasinski. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Gay Witch Hunt is the first episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... James Jim Halpert is a fictional character on the United States version of the television sitcom The Office, played by John Krasinski. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... The Merger is an episode of the Dilbert animated series, the seventh of the second season. ... Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on the NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ... The Merger is the eighth episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... Roy Anderson is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Negotiation[1] (also referred to as Labor Negotiation[2]) is the eighteenth episode of the third season of the U.S. version of The Office, aired on April 5, 2007. ... Janet Jan Levinson (formerly Levinson-Gould) is a fictional character from the US television series, The Office. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Job (Parts 1 & 2) is the final episode of the third season of the U.S. version of The Office. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Job (Parts 1 & 2) is the final episode of the third season of the U.S. version of The Office. ...

Season synopses

The Office typically airs in a half-hour time slot. Producers deliver an episode with a 0:20:30 running time, allowing room for advertisements. The final episode of the second season introduced the first of what would be several "super-sized" episodes (approximately 29 minute running time for a 40 minute time slot). The third season introduced the first of occasional hour-long episodes (approximately 41 minute running time). The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ...

Season 1

A scene from "Diversity Day", the second episode of the series, which dealt with racism in the office

The first season featured six episodes that began airing on March 24, 2005 and finished on April 26. The premiere episode was written near word for word from the first episode of the British series, with names and cultural references changed and a few small extra scenes. The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... Image File history File links TheOffice(US)1-02. ... Image File history File links TheOffice(US)1-02. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Diversity Day is the second episode of the first season of The Office (U.S. version). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The series begins by introducing the office and its main characters via Michael's tour for both the camera crew and Ryan, who is hired as a temp and working his first day. News soon spreads that Dunder-Mifflin's corporate headquarters plan to downsize, and the Scranton branch faces a possible closure. Anxiety over downsizing grows, but Michael chooses to deny or downplay such a possibility in the interest of employee morale.


In the final episode of the season, Jim begins dating Katy, a purse saleswoman who visited and set up shop briefly in the office, to Pam's subtle concern. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Season 2

This was the first full season for the show that included 22 episodes originally airing from September 20, 2005 to May 11, 2006. First season plots continued and new plots emerged, as well as development in most secondary characters who were left to the background in season one. The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (132nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


While Jim continues to see Katy on and off, his friendship with Pam remains largely unchanged; they continue in their pranks, and days of spontaneous activities such as Office Olympics. Jim draws Pam for the office Secret Santa Christmas gift exchange and fills a teapot with mementos of inside jokes and a card implied to contain his true feelings. When Michael mixes up the gift recipients, however, Jim sneaks the card back, even though Pam winds up with the gift in the end. During a late-night office trip on a "Booze Cruise," Roy announces a wedding date of June 10, and Jim reacts by breaking up with Katy. He then reveals his feelings for Pam to Michael, who in turn spills the secret to the other employees upon return to the office. Jim acknowledges the rumor to Pam, playing it as a past crush, though she then hears differently from a guilty Michael. Meanwhile, Jan discovers that Pam has a talent for art and encourages her to attend a graphic arts internship with the company in New York City. Jim supports the idea, but Roy rejects it as pointless. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Office Olympics is the third episode of the second season of the television series The Office (U.S. version). ... Secret Santa, Pollyanna, Kris Kindle or Kris Kringle, and sometimes, but rarely Gnoming is a Christmas ritual involving a group of people exchanging anonymous gifts. ... The White elephant gift exchange, or Yankee Swap, is a popular party game played during the Christmas season in the United States. ... Booze Cruise is the 11th episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Graphic arts is the applied trade-skills of a print technician. ... “New York, NY” redirects here. ...

Jim and Pam share a poignant scene together on the "Booze Cruise".

Celebrating Michael's success at landing a major new client, he and a newly-divorced Jan share a kiss and spend the night together. Despite Jan's attempt to end the relationship almost immediately, Michael's interest is ignited, and he reveals the incident during a company meeting in New York. At Jan's behest, he is able to play it off as a joke; she kisses him again as he leaves. Later, Michael runs into his real estate agent Carol Stills and entertains her children. A series of events finds Michael with two dates for Casino Night: Carol and Jan. Carol enjoys their date; Jan leaves, disappointed. Image File history File links Jimpamoffice_bc. ... Image File history File links Jimpamoffice_bc. ... Booze Cruise is the 11th episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ... Carol Stills is a fictional character on the television show The Office. ... Casino Night is the 22nd (and final) episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ...


Three more office relationships begin, and a fourth is revealed. Dwight and Angela's relationship is secret to all but Pam and the camera crew. Kelly develops a crush on Ryan, leading them to hook up the day before Valentine's Day, to Ryan's intense regret. Kelly soon pursues a serious relationship despite her claims of something more casual. Phyllis introduces her boyfriend Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration to the staff at the Christmas party. When Dwight investigates Oscar's suspicious sick day, it is revealed Oscar is a closeted gay man, though Dwight remains oblivious. Saint Valentines Day or Valentines Day is on February 14. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A closet gay is a person who keeps his homosexuality secret (i. ...


Jim plans a vacation to Australia, deliberately timed to overlap with Pam's wedding date, much to her disappointment. He also begins to lament his numerous pranks at the office as wastes of time, and unknown to his Scranton co-workers, applies for a vacant sales position at Dunder-Mifflin Stamford. Before he leaves, he reveals his love to Pam on Casino Night, and though she at first turns him down, he kisses her minutes later. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Casino Night is the 22nd (and final) episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ...


Season 3

The third season has a total of 25 episodes (including two hour-long episodes) that originally aired from September 21, 2006 to May 17, 2007. The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Following Casino Night, Jim accepted Pam's intentions to marry Roy and transferred to the Stamford branch. There, he soon begins dating co-worker Karen, and also finds himself at odds with temperamental co-worker Andy. Pam got cold feet shortly before the wedding, and ended her relationship with Roy, who resolved to win her back. Michael continued dating Carol, as Dwight and Angela have continued to keep their relationship a secret. Phyllis and Bob Vance got engaged, while Ryan, still with Kelly, was promoted to Jim's position. The season begins with Michael outing Oscar as a gay man, for which the latter receives three months paid vacation. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Andrew Bernard is a fictional character from the U.S. television series, The Office. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... This article is about the characters from the American version of The Office. ...


Michael is inspired on his ninth date with Carol to propose marriage, who rejects the offer and leaves. She soon breaks up with him shortly after he prepares a holiday trip to Jamaica for the two. Michael leaves with Jan instead, and the two begin dating. Eventually, Michael finds himself uncomfortable with Jan's aggressive and unemotional approach to their sex life, and he breaks up with her.


When Stamford manager Josh Porter leaves Dunder-Mifflin, it is announced the Stamford branch will dissolve into Scranton. Jim eventually accepts the transfer, along with Karen and Andy. As the merger takes place, most of the Stamford transplants soon quit due to Michael's management style, leaving Karen and Andy as the sole new employees. After Jim hides Andy's cell phone, he reacts by violently punching a hole in the wall, for which he is sent to anger management. This article is about the characters from the American version of The Office. ...


Jim returns to inconsistent friendship with Pam, not as close as they used to be. Karen learns of Jim's previous crush on Pam, and he admits to her of still having feelings for the receptionist; despite this, they continue dating. During the wedding of Phyllis and Bob Vance, Pam shares a dance with Roy, and the two begin dating again. Pam decides to be more honest in the relationship, however, and reveals her Casino Night kiss with Jim to Roy, causing a public reaction in a bar including thrown bottles and glasses. Pam declares their relationship over, and Roy attempts to assault Jim at the office, but is pepper sprayed into submission by Dwight. The warehouse worker is subsequently fired. Soon after, Jim spots Angela and Dwight passionately kissing, but as repayment for saving him from Roy, decides to stay quiet about the relationship. Andy soon returns from anger management, eager to make amends with his co-workers. Pepper spray (also known as OC spray (from Oleoresin Capsicum), OC gas, capsicum spray, or oleoresin capsicum) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense...


At the end of the season, Michael is invited to interview for a position at Dunder-Mifflin headquarters. To determine his successor, he conducts his search in Survivor-inspired beach challenges, culminating in a walk across hot coals. When he reveals his possible promotion to the others, Jim and Karen both call corporate to request the same interview. Pam, meanwhile, walks across the coals, and uses her newly gained confidence to confront Jim publicly about their dissolved friendship, while confessing to canceling her wedding because of him. The next week, on the day before the interview, Jan visits with new breast implants, and Michael agrees to rekindle their relationship. During the job interview the next day, Michael learns he is applying for her job, and immediately tells her. During her loud departure from the corporate office, Michael learns he failed to get the job; Jan decides to use the opportunity to be Michael's girlfriend full-time in Scranton. After her interview, Karen leaves to meet friends in the city while Jim interviews. As Jim pulls out his sales figures, an encouraging note from Pam slips out with a homemade medal from the Office Olympics, visibly distracting him. When CFO David Wallace asks what Jim's favorite part about the Scranton branch has been, there is a flashback to his conversations with Pam, and he says that the friendships were the best part. David then asks if Jim would work at corporate for the long haul and he never responds. He returns to Scranton without Karen, and interrupts Pam's interview with the documentary crew to ask her to dinner. When she accepts, he calls it a date, leaving Pam noticeably ecstatic. Finally, Ryan is offered the corporate job, which he accepts, promptly breaking up with Kelly. For the recently concluded season, see Survivor: Fiji. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Office Olympics is the third episode of the second season of the television series The Office (U.S. version). ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... This article is about the characters from the American version of The Office. ...

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Season 4

NBC has ordered a full fourth season of The Office with an episode count of 30, including 5 one-hour specials (with 20 regular half-hour episodes). The first episode of season 4 will premiere on September 27, 2007.[24] The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Improvisation

Differing from many other mockumentaries, much of The Office is scripted. This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


In a March 2006 interview, B.J. Novak stated,

We do script it to sound very natural, because we are writing a fake documentary, but the actors are very talented ... Steve (Carell) and Rainn (Wilson) add a lot in improvisation, and usually the last few takes of a talking head will be, at that point, fully improvised. ... Maybe 20 percent of the stuff we shoot is at least partially improvised ... and then it's 10 percent of the finished show.[25]

Jenna Fischer has stated,

Our shows are 100 percent scripted. They put everything down on paper. Our glances to camera, our hesitations ... everything. It is the actor's job to make it seem fresh and natural. But we get to play around a little bit, too. Steve and Rainn are brilliant improvisers.[26]

A specific example of improvisation on the show occurred during taping of Season 3's first episode, "Gay Witch Hunt". Jenna Fischer states, Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Gay Witch Hunt is the first episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ...

The kiss between Michael and Oscar was improvised. Steve just went into that bit on the fly. It was brilliant! Those looks of shock/giddiness/confusion on our faces are real. We were all on the edge of our seats wondering what would happen next. I can't believe we held it together for as long as we did. I'm not sure we've ever laughed so hard on set."[27]

Deleted scenes

Unlike most other producers, Daniels considers deleted scenes to be part of the show's story line.

For the writers, in our minds, those scenes have happened. We wrote them, we shot them, and at the last minute, I cut them in the editing room, but we're relying on them anyway for the mythology of the show.[28]

In an experiment, a deleted scene from "The Return" was made available over nbc.com and iTunes that explained the absence of a character over the next several episodes. Daniels hoped that word of mouth among fans would spread the information, but eventually considered the experiment a failure.[28] When the episode was re-run, it was re-cut to restore the missing scene. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Return[1] is the thirteenth episode of the third season of the US version of The Office. ... This article is about about the iTunes application. ...


Product placement

The Office has had product placement deals with Staples,[29] and the Olympic baler,[30] as well as mentioning in dialog or displaying clear logos for products such as Starbucks, Sandals Resorts, Hewlett-Packard computers, and Activision's Call of Duty video game. In "The Merger", Kevin Malone uses a Staples-branded shredding machine to shred a Staples-branded CD-R and many other non-paper items, including a salad.[29] A commercial for that shredder aired following the scene. The placement goes so far as to actually increase the visibility of the Staples brand on the product by including a red Staples logo. In two separate episodes ("Branch Closing", "The Return"), a character has left Dunder Mifflin to work for Staples. Staples, Inc. ... A round baler A baler is a piece of farm machinery that is used to compress a cut, raked, crop (such as hay or straw) into bales and bind the bales with twine. ... Starbucks Corporation ( NASDAQ: SBUX) is a coffeehouse chain based in the United States. ... Sandals Resorts is the largest operator of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Activision, Inc. ... Call of Duty (released October 29, 2003) is a first-person shooter video game based on the Quake III engine. ... The Merger is an episode of the Dilbert animated series, the seventh of the second season. ... Kevin Malone is also the name of a former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Branch Closing is the seventh episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... The Return is a popular name for works of fiction. ...


Many products featured are not part of product placement agreements, but rather inserted by writers as products the characters would use, in order to create realism under the guise of a documentary.[31] Featured music tends to comprise of dated hits in order to reflect the character, such as Michael's use of "My Humps" as a ringtone to emulate a younger generation.[32] Apple, Inc. received over 4 minutes of publicity for the iPod when it was used as a much-desired gift in "Christmas Party", though they did not pay for the use.[31] My Humps is the third single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album, Monkey Business. ... Apple Inc. ... iPod (fifth generation) in Apple Universal Dock, iPod nano (second generation) and iPod shuffle (second generation) iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in 2001. ... Christmas Party, alternately titled Santa Claus is Coming to Scranton, is the tenth episode of the second season of The Office (U.S. version). ...


Response

Before the show aired, Gervais acknowledged that there were feelings of hesitation from certain viewers. "I think people are always gonna be wary of a remake — it's a tradition," he stated in a March 2005 interview, "But this remake is aimed at the 249 million Americans who didn't see the original TV show. There's not gonna be many Texas farmhands going, 'Eccch, not another version. I can't believe it.'"[33]


Writer/performer B.J. Novak recalled almost a year after the show premiered, "There was this very rough period at the beginning, where not only did mainstream viewers have no interest in us, but the type of people that should have and ultimately did come to our defense hated us even more, because we were remaking the British Office."[34]


Critical reviews

Before its first airing, the New York Daily News called it "so diluted there's little left but muddy water," and USA Today called it a "passable imitation of a miles-better BBC original."[35] A Guardian Unlimited review panned its lack of originality, stating, "(Steve Carell) just seems to be trying too hard ... Maybe in later episodes when it deviates from Gervais and Merchant's script, he'll come into his own. But right now he's a pale imitation."[36] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Front page of Guardian Unlimited from August 16, 2005 Guardian Unlimited is a British website owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


Fortunately for Carell and the series, reviews became more positive as the second season progressed. Come December, Time magazine remarked, "Producer Greg Daniels created not a copy but an interpretation that sends up distinctly American work conventions ... with a tone that's more satiric and less mordant. ... The new boss is different from the old boss, and that's fine by me."[37] Entertainment Weekly echoed these sentiments a week later, stating, "Thanks to the fearless Steve Carell, an ever-stronger supporting cast, and scripts that spew American corporate absurdest vernacular with perfect pitch, this undervalued remake does the near impossible — it honors Ricky Gervais' original and works on its own terms."[38] Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Months later, The Onion's A.V. Club expressed its views on the show's progression: "After a rocky start, The Office improved immeasurably, instantly becoming one of TV's funniest, sharpest shows. The casting of Steve Carell in the Gervais role proved to be a masterstroke. The American Office is that rarest of anomalies: a remake of a classic show that both does right by its source and carves out its own strong identity."[39] The A.V. Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion. ...


Ratings

Premiering on Thursday, March 24, 2005, after an episode of The Apprentice on NBC, it caught the curiosity of 11.2 million viewers in the U.S., winning its time slot.[35] However, NBC meant for the series to air on Tuesday nights and when it first aired on a Tuesday night, it lost nearly half its audience with only 5.9 million viewers.[40] The program averaged 5.4 million viewers, ranking it #102 for the 2004-2005 U.S. television season.[41] The first season finale received the lowest rating in the show's history, earning just a 2.2 rating with a 10 share.[42] March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Apprentice was a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


As the second season started, the show slowly started gaining a cult following due to the success of Carell's August 2005 movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin and the fortune of airing after the surprise rookie hit comedy, My Name Is Earl. Growing viewership seemed promising enough to NBC that they moved the series in January 2006 to the "Must See TV" Thursday night where the ratings continued to grow. Some of this growth may be attributed to the iTunes Store beginning to sell the show on its then-new sales of TV Shows. By the 2005-2006 season, it placed #67 (tied with 20/20). It averaged 8.0 million viewers with a 4.0/10 rating. It also was up 40% in viewers from the year before and up 60% in viewers ages 18-49.[43] The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 comedy film starring Steve Carell and directed by Judd Apatow. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Must See TV was the name given to NBCs popular Thursday-night prime time television lineup during the mid and late 1990s. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


The third-season premiere received a 5.7/9 and actually made a small increase in total viewers and viewers 18-49 over its lead-in program, My Name Is Earl.[44] By the end of the 2006-2007 season, it placed #68 (tied with The Biggest Loser 3). It averaged 8.3 million viewers with a 4.1/11 rating, a slight improvement from the previous season.[45] The Biggest Loser is an NBC reality television show that began broadcasting on October 19, 2004. ...


A new Must See TV lineup of The Office, My Name Is Earl, Scrubs, and 30 Rock premiered on November 30, 2006. My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... 30 Rock is a Golden Globe Award-winning NBC sitcom that debuted in the United States on October 11, 2006. ... November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


International broadcast

In addition to NBC in the United States, The Office is broadcast on Global TV in Canada, Channel 6 in Ireland, ITV2 in the United Kingdom (where the show is known as The Office: An American Workplace), Star World in the Asia Pacific region, Channel Ten in Australia and on M-Net in South Africa. In Saudi Arabia and Arab World the show is broadcast by Showtime Arabia Paramount Comedy Channel and Paramount Comedy Channel +2. In Latin America, the show is broadcast by the FX Network. In Singapore, The Office airs on Arts Central & Star World. In April 2007, the show began airing in the Netherlands under the title The Office US on Comedy Central. The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... Channel 6, also marketed as Six, is an Irish cable and satellite television operation, currently available on the Dublin, Galway, and Waterford cable systems formerly owned by NTL, the nationwide Chorus digital platform (both owned by Liberty Global), and - as of February 2007 - on Sky Digital. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... STAR World is STAR Groups premiere English-language Entertainment TV-channel which is shown in the Asian region. ... Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia Pacific or Asia-Pacific, sometimes abbreviated as APAC, generally applies to the littoral East Asia and South East Asia states that are near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ... Channel Ten is one of Australias three commercial television channels, broadcasted by Network Ten. ... M-Net (originally an abbreviation for Electronic Media Network) is a subscription-funded television channel in South Africa, established in 1986 by a consortium of newspaper companies, including Naspers. ... Map of Arab League states in dark green with non-Arab areas in light green and Mauritania, Somalia and Djibouti in striped green due to their Arab League membership but non-Arab population. ... Showtime or Showtime Arabia (Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C., the operating company behind digital pay TV broadcaster Showtime) as its called to distinguish itself from its U.S. counterpart, is the dominant subscription television service in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories. ... FX (shorter for Fox Extended Networks) is a name carried by two cable television and satellite channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ...


The series was canceled in Australia after only three episodes due to poor viewer ratings, but it returned to a late Sunday-night time slot on Ten in early 2006. The third season has yet to premiere on Australian television. [46] Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ...


Cast blogs

Many cast members maintain blogs on TVGuide.com and MySpace, posting updates on behind-the-scenes happenings or on-set photographs. Since actors must sit at their desks even when not actively participating in a scene, they have ample opportunities to use the functional, internet-connected computers to browse the internet, play games, and blog.[47] TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Cast members which have blogs include Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, B.J. Novak, Paul Lieberstein, David Denman, Craig Robinson, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Karly Rothenberg, Creed Bratton, Robert R. Shafer, and Melora Hardin. Some cast members blog in character, but most blog as themselves.


Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are the most active bloggers of the cast, posting regularly during the season. A variety of cast members have taken turns writing for TV Guide: B.J. Novak wrote for the site until December 2005.[48] Jenna Fischer assumed the duties during the second half of the show's 2005-06 season, posting every Thursday.[49] Brian Baumgartner wrote during most of the summer of 2006,[50] and Kate Flannery wrote during the 2006-2007 season.[51] Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the U.S. adaptation of The Office. ... Kinsey as Angela Martin on The Office. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ...


Rainn Wilson writes in character on "Schrute Space" on NBC.com, which is updated periodically.[52] It is unknown whether the actor Creed Bratton authors "Creed Thoughts", the blog attributed to his character. Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor. ... Creed Bratton Creed Bratton (born William Charles Schneider on February 8, 1943) was a member of the Grass Roots and is now an actor. ...


Awards and Nominations

Year Result Award Category Recipient
2006 Winner Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Steve Carell
2006 Winner Television Critics Association Awards Oustanding Achievement in Comedy
2006 Winner Individual Achievement in Comedy Steve Carell
2006 Nominated Program Of The Year
2006 Nominated Writers Guild of America Awards Best Comedy Series
2006 Nominated Best New Series
2006 Nominated Episodic Comedy for "Diversity Day" BJ Novak
2006 Winner Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2006 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Steve Carell
2006 Nominated Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for "Christmas Party" Mike Schur
2006 Nominated Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series for "Booze Cruise" Dean Holland
2006 Nominated Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series for "Christmas Party" Dave Rogers
2006 Winner Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2006 Winner Outstanding Female Actress Jenna Fischer
2006 Winner Rose d'Or Awards Best Sitcom
2006 Nominated Best Male Sitcom Performance Steve Carell
2007 Nominated Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Comedy, Lead Actor Steve Carell
2007 Winner Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2007 Winner ACE Awards Best Edited Half Hour Series for Television for "Casino Night" Dean Holland & David Rogers
2007 Nominated GLAAD Awards Best Outstanding Comedy Series
2007 Nominated PRISM Awards TV Comedy Series Episode for "Drug Testing"
2007 Nominated Performance in a Comedy Series Steve Carell
2007 Winner Writers Guild of America Awards Best Comedy Series
2007 Winner Episodic Comedy Writing for "Casino Night" Steve Carell
2007 Nominated Episodic Comedy for "The Coup" Paul Lieberstein
2007 Winner Producers Guild Awards Episodic Television Comedy Greg Daniels & Kent Zbornak
2007 Nominated Golden Globe Awards Best Performance By An Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical Steve Carell
2007 Nominated Best Television Series -- Comedy or Musical
2007 Winner NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Director in Comedy Series Ken Whittingham
2007 Honored Peabody Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2007 Winner Webby Awards Best Comedy Short: Webisodes
2007 Winner Webby Awards Best Television Website
Preceded by
Everybody Loves Raymond
Emmy Award Winner - Outstanding Comedy Series
2006
Succeeded by
incumbent

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Everybody Loves Raymond was an American sitcom broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ... An Emmy Award. ...

Online and DVD releases

Online

Episodes from The Office were among the first television shows available for download from the iTunes Store beginning in December 2005. The episodes have proven to be among the most downloaded of the NBC shows thus offered, consistently making the top ten downloads each week and often making the number one slot.[53] In the summer of 2006, ten internet-exclusive webisodes featuring the minor characters on The Office aired on NBC.com. There have also been two "Producer's Cut" episodes released on The Office website. Those two episodes were "Branch Closing" and "The Return" which offered ten additional minutes of content not present in the broadcast version. The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... The following is a list of episodes from the NBC television series, The Office. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Branch Closing is the seventh episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) The Return[1] is the thirteenth episode of the third season of the US version of The Office. ...


DVD

Season Releases

DVD Name Cover Art Release Date Ep # Additional Information
Season One August 16, 2005 6 This single disc DVD includes all six episodes from Season 1. Bonus features include an hour of deleted scenes from all of the episodes and five commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes.
Season Two September 12, 2006 22 This four disc box set includes all 22 episodes from Season 2. Bonus features include deleted scenes from every episode, 10 commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes, 10 original webisodes from NBC.com, a 17-minute blooper reel, 17 fake NBC PSAs, Olympics promos and "Steve on Steve" promos.
  • Target, Circuit City and Best Buy outlets each offered their own exclusive special packages with the release of the Season 2 DVD[54]. They are as follows:
    • Target offered an alternate version of the second disc featuring Jenna Fischer's eight minute video blog of the "Booze Cruise" episode.
    • Circuit City offered 3 downloadable cell phone games.
    • Best Buy offered "The Office Severance Package" gift set that included both Season 1 and 2 of The Office on DVD, a Dunder-Mifflin notepad, Dunder-Mifflin self-adhesive notes, a magnet designed to look like Dwight Schrute's business card, a Dunder-Mifflin pen, a monthly planner that featured Michael Scott's plans and a storage box.

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Cultural references

The Union Jack on Michael's desk is a nod to the original British series

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Geographical references

Dwight has on his office cabinet a bumper sticker promoting Froggy 101, a country music radio station in Scranton, and on his desk are bobble-head dolls from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons baseball team (which has since been renamed to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, after becoming affiliated with the New York Yankees). WGGY 101. ... The Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Red Barons are an International League team based in the metropolitan area of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ... League International League Division North Year founded 1989 Major League affiliation New York Yankees Home ballpark PNC Field Previous home ballparks City Moosic, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors Navy Blue, Grey, White Previous uniform colors Red, Blue, White Logo design Baseball bat and Uncle Sam hat with the Yankees wordmark centered... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


Other references to the geography and culture of greater Scranton include Lackawanna County, Lackawanna Coal Mining Tour, Poor Richard's Pub, Farley's, Connell Park, Carbondale, Dickson City, Lake Wallenpaupack, The Mall at Steamtown, radio station Rock 107, the Boston Market in Stroudsburg, the Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center, Bishop O'Hara High School, Dunmore High School, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team. Noteworthy departures from this accuracy are occasional mentions of and visits to Chili's, Hooters, and Benihana restaurants, none of which have franchises in the immediate area. The nearest Chili's restaurant is in neighboring city Wilkes-Barre and a Hooters was located near Binghamton, New York until 2006. There is no Benihana within two hours of Scranton although a Japanese restaurant, Osaka, can be found downtown. Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Carbondale, Pennsylvania, as depicted on an 1890 panoramic map. ... Dickson City is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 4 miles (7 km) north of Scranton. ... Boston Market (formerly Boston Chicken), headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is a chain of American fast-food restaurants that was founded in December 1985, in Newton, Massachusetts. ... Bishop OHara High School, abbreviated B.O.H.S. is a small, co-ed, Catholic high school in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. ... Dunmore High School is the secondary education school for the borough of Dunmore, Pennsylvania. ... The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Chilis Grill & Bar is a chain of over 1,000 casual dining restaurants, most located in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Benihana is the name of a chain of Japanese restaurants known for the flavor of its food as much as the showmanship with which it is prepared in front of the customers. ... Wilkes-Barre (pronounced wilkes-berry or wilkes-bear, and most often by non-natives as wilkes-bar) is a city located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ...


In "The Convention", Michael and Dwight take a train to Philadelphia. Though Scranton is known for its rail history and is home to the Steamtown National Historic Site, there has not been passenger rail service in the Scranton area for years. The Wyoming Valley Mall, which is found in Wilkes-Barre, not Scranton, was featured in a song that Michael sang in Season Two under the name "Wilkes-Barre Valley Mall." The Convention is the second episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). ... Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is a heritage railway and museum located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). ... Wyoming Valley Mall is a 914,000 sq. ...


In the third season, a University of Scranton kerchief is draped over the cubicle wall behind Pam's desk. The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Jesuit university, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the northeast region of the state. ...


In the Season one episode "Basketball"[1], Jim is caught wearing a University of Scranton t-shirt.


See also

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Both are set in the offices of a paper supply company, with a boss whose high opinion of his managerial skills (and his sense of humor) is not shared by his employees.
The U.S. version is set in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, focusing on a paper company called Dunder Mifflin.
Some have speculated that the difference is possibly less influenced by plot necessities as by the fact that in the U.S. version the character is portrayed by one of the writer/producers for the show.
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The USPS is headed by a Board of Governors or Governor of the United States Postal Service, (appointed by the President and confirmed by the US Senate), who serve as its corporate board of directors, they set policy and procedure and postal rates for services rendered.
All US postage stamps and other postage items that were released before 1978 are in the public domain.
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