By Ricky Gervais
Expert at Messing with People
One of NBC’s most popular shows (and my personal favorite) is coming back. We all thought when “The Office” ended in 2013 that it would never come back and that it was done for good, but we were wrong. With “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation” ending, NBC is not getting the viewership that it used to. They decided to reach out to Steve Carrell and ask him if he would reprise his role as the “world’s best boss” Michael Scott. After more serious roles recently in movies, such as “Foxcatcher” and “The Way Way Back,” Scott, I mean Carrell, agreed to come back for old time’s sake and give the world what we’ve been missing.
“The Office” was a hugely successful show with millions of fans, and we were all very sad to see Scott, the beloved Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch, leave in season seven. I don’t know about you guys, but tears were shed on my end when he said his heartfelt goodbyes. We had all grown to love the silly and stupid jokester that was Scott. From the first season of a different looking Scott, one whose shirt seemed too small and whose hair seemed too fake, to the cringe-worthy time he promised an entire graduating high school class full college tuition, we can’t wait to see the new antics he’ll pull this time.
Most of the original cast has signed contracts, and the revamp of the US version of “The Office” is set to start filming this summer. John Krasinki and Jenna Fischer, who played Jim Halpert and Pam Beasly-Halpert, will also be rejoining the show. Jim and Pam are the perfect TV couple, and we watched their love blossom from an office crush into a strong, loving marriage with two kids.
If any of you are concerned about Dwight, it is still unclear if the former assistant to the Regional Manager will return, given that the actor who portrayed him, Rainn Wilson, is faced with scheduling conflicts with his new show “Backstrom.” “The Office” would absolutely not be the same without the interaction between Jim and Dwight, who were always competing and trying to get back at each other. It is known that other characters such as Phyllis Vance, Oscar Nunez, Kelly Kapoor, Andrew Bernard, and Toby Flenderson will be rejoining their colleagues on set.
B.J. Novak, a writer for the show and the actor who played Ryan Howard, will also be returning as both a writer and a cast member. However it is still unclear what his role will be. There have also been rumors of new characters coming on the show. It is rumored that Leonardo Dicaprio would like a cameo this season because “The Office” is one of his favorite shows. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
There are many questions as to where the show will head this time. I hope that the producers do a good job and don’t ruin “The Office” by trying too hard to revive it. All I know is that I’m so excited for it to be on the air again. I can’t wait to see what Dunder Mifflin does next.
Notice: This article is a part of the annual April Fool’s edition. None of the information in this article is true.