Posted in TV | comedy on August 21, 2012

The Office

The NY Times says:

It's time to take a last nostalgic look at Jim, Pam and Dwight and their quotidian struggles and successes at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company as they've been documented on "The Office." When that NBC comedy begins its ninth season on Sept. 20, it will be the final season of the series, its executive producer Greg Daniels said on Tuesday.
Speaking of things on NBC ending, it was recently announced that Abby Elliot is not returning to SNL which also recently lost Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. The NY Times says:
Producers at "Saturday Night Live" are continuing to audition new cast members for the show, which begins its 38th season on Sept. 15. NBC will also broadcast two prime-time "Weekend Update" specials on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.
The article implies Jason Sudeikis may ready to leave as well. The musical guest for September 15 is still TBA.

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Comments (54)

The day the laughter died...for white people

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:09 PM

It's about damn time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:13 PM

It should have ended after the pilot. The British one is the only one, and RG knew when to let it sail off into the sunset while it was still hitting on all cylinders. This American version is unfunny and overblown, like most American TV retreads.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:14 PM

BLAH BLAH UK OFFICE IS BETTER BLAH BLAH TROLL TROLL

shut up.

the American one is better - granted it's teetered out of control since Carell left but when Garvais says it himself. it's fact.

go make some PG Tips and calm yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:17 PM

It's been over for years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:17 PM

Seeing a lot of music blogs adding film/TV content lately. #ripmusicblogs

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:18 PM

Andy Samberg leaving SNL? Quick, better hit youtube or Duane Reade to find someone else who can do pathetic raps or tell knock-knock jokes. Will be hard pressed to match that (nonexistent) level of talent.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:19 PM

Trying hard to think of who is Abby Elliot. I thought the guy from horrible bosses was also on his way out. He's the funniest of the cast remaining.

Posted by Steve | August 21, 2012 3:20 PM

You know who likes US Office over UK one? Children, that's who. Children, and those who have never seen the UK version. EVERYONE with any taste and discernment that has seen both prefers the UK one. It's a known fact, troll.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:21 PM

WHO CARES? SNL'S BEEN DEAD FOR A DECADE

Posted by A Non Nymous | August 21, 2012 3:22 PM

"the American one is better"

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

no.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:22 PM

"SNL'S BEEN DEAD FOR A DECADE"

Try like 2.5 decades

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:31 PM

The American and British The Office both suck, I only watch 'Stromberg', the German version

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:35 PM

3:17 - are you the Billyburger guy? Because he's the master of stupid and unfunny. Just like the American version of The Office.

Gareth >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dwight

Posted by Hat FM | August 21, 2012 3:35 PM

The Office started sucking when someone came up with the bright idea to let that Indian chick that plays the character, Kelly, write
most of the episodes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:37 PM

3:14- Shut up, you bloviating ass. The original Office was amazing. But it had a completely different feel than the current version. Both had their merits (until last season, that is).

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:43 PM

Ever since Ed Helms The Office has gone downhill.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:44 PM

Well, this is just like the Iraq War. There was no need for this in the first place. But you're just glad it has finally come to an end.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:46 PM

brilliant show throughout. huge hole in u.s. comedy viewing!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:48 PM

SNL is not dead. It will go on and on and on and on.

Even long after Lorne Michaels is dead.

Even after we are all long dead.

Think about that.

Kinda makes you think about our own mortality, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:48 PM

that's what she said.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:48 PM

Completely overrated show (BOTH versions) that I'm glad to see go, just like Seinfeld :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:50 PM

3:48: Yes, especially because thinking of SNL usually makes me wish I was dead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:52 PM

haven't gotten through a full episode of SNL since the 80s. literally. finally gave up trying a decade ago. it's HORRIBLE. unfunny. absurdly and needlessly politically polarizing. stupid. self-important.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:55 PM

3:43 - time for your Lithium, troll. Everything will be tolerable for you then. Until then, STFU douche :-)

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 3:59 PM

I'm usually at a show or getting willie licked on Saturday nights when SNL is on, so I wouldn't know

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:00 PM

Yeah the SNL writing is horrible but it is mainly a showcase for talent that end up moving to better things. It always has been. Even some of the older classic sketches are having trouble holding up. The talent usually makes up for it. There are lots of untalented cast members but occasionally there are some that pop up with the new crops every now and then like Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Fallon. Wiig had her moments.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:01 PM

right when the office was getting good too, what a shame

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:29 PM

so Abby Elliot's comedy-royalty-leniency period (she being Chris Elliot's daughter) has finally expired. i would have taken bets on when that would finally happen.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:32 PM

Abby Elliott is Chris Elliott's unfunny daughter

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:36 PM

Elliot also had the fact that she's pretty cute in her favor too - but she seemed to just get stuck into skits where all of the ladies each played a small part.

While it had taken a turn for the worse over the past few years, I thought the last season of the office actually had some really funny episodes. The show is just a silly sitcom based in an office at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:38 PM

of course hipsters prefer the British version. they only like shows that are short lived like Arrested Development or Freaks and Geeks

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:39 PM

since when is there TV news on this site?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:49 PM

I'm still trying to understand why they would be shooting a documentary of a paper supply company for NINE FUCKING YEARS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:57 PM

"since when is there TV news on this site?"

Since there is news about Austin and Chicago and politics and fatrock and food googa mooga and and and and ....

Go for a walk or something. You are too close to this case, detective.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:01 PM

4:39, because those shows were GREAT. If there were no Freaks and Geeks there would be no Judd Apatow movies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:16 PM

4:39 - Some shows, like the ones you mentioned, are "short lived" because most people are too stupid to understand the humor.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:17 PM

Freaks & Geeks should have never been on ABC Family and Kobe should have never been in colorado

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:25 PM

4:39 is desperately trying to convince himself that he is not a hipster since his hipster strawman involves liking UK Office, etc. Sorry scarf, you are so hipster. Accept it and die.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:32 PM

You know it's the dog days of summer when BV is reporting on TV shows and tattoos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 6:01 PM

30 Rock is over after this year too

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 6:09 PM

"4:39, because those shows were GREAT. If there were no Freaks and Geeks there would be no Judd Apatow movies."

If only.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 6:14 PM

Negative attitudes on here, in my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 6:55 PM

6:14. If you don't like Judd Apatow, you don't like freedom. Why do you hate freedom???

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 7:22 PM

I don't get why people can't accept that the US version was better

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 8:18 PM

5:17=hipster

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 8:20 PM

Can Parks and Recreation please die too?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 8:42 PM

I love this band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 9:15 PM

Burn Notice is the only show that matters. If you've never seen Burn Notice you don't have the right to comment in response to this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 9:35 PM

Heard the remake of the classic sitcom "BJ and the Bear" is replacing the Office. Any truth to this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 10:43 PM

Burn Notice is the shit! A reincarnation of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys the way it has fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 11:44 PM

Bridey baby

Posted by andrew | August 22, 2012 5:51 AM

S3:59- the poster I responded to literally cuts and pastes the same bs criticism of the American Office that every hack critic has done for years and I'm the troll? Thanks for the laugh :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 9:56 AM

I just love this show.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 2:59 PM

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