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From Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille and Universal Television comes the multi-award-winning comedy series "The Office," the hilarious documentary-style look into the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5 in the half-hour comedy based on the award-winning BBC hit. A fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody about modern American office life, "The Office" delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The recent departure of regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell, "Date Night," "Get Smart"), after 19 years of service, and the unexpected medical leave of his successor Deangelo Vickers have left many vying for the coveted manager position, including a few internal candidates. One startling move that did transpire during the interview process was the hiring of the weirdly charming and manipulative Robert California (James Spader, "Boston Legal") by Dunder Mifflin Sabre CEO Jo Bennett. Robert accepted the regional manager job and quickly realized he was meant for something bigger, convincing Jo to step down and appoint him as the new CEO.
The loyal and often times unmotivated staff includes sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski, "Away We Go," "It's Complicated") who shares his working space with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, "The Rocker,") the arrogant assistant to the regional manager whose responsibilities have expanded as the new owner of the office building. Pam Beesly Halpert (Jenna Fischer, "Walk Hard," "Blades of Glory") is the former office receptionist now office administrator. Pam's office romance with Jim evolved into marriage followed by the birth of their daughter Cece and a second child on the way. Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak, "Inglorious Basterds") is the young, smart, former temp, whose fall from grace as a Dunder Mifflin executive quickly landed him back at the bottom of the food chain in Scranton. Andy Bernard (Ed Helms, "The Hangover") is the preppy salesman and die-hard Cornell alum whose endless and unique musical talents keep the office entertained. A surprising relationship has also formed between Andy and the ambitious distribution coordinator Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson, "Hot Tub Time Machine"), who moved his office from the warehouse to the main floor alongside Michael and his staff.
Also starring are Leslie David Baker ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Brian Baumgartner ("Arrested Development"), Kate Flannery ("The Heir Apparent"), Mindy Kaling ("No Strings Attached"), Angela Kinsey ("Furry Vengeance"), Paul Lieberstein (writer, "King of the Hill"), Oscar Nuñez ("The Proposal"), Phyllis Smith ("Bad Teacher"), Creed Bratton (former member of The Grass Roots), Ellie Kemper ("Bridesmaids") and Zach Woods ("The Other Guys").
"The Office" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein and B.J. Novak.
Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, "The Office" has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic's Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
Day & Time: Thursdays on NBC (9-9:30 PM ET)
Original Premiere: March 24, 2005
Starring: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Melora Hardin, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton and Craig Robinson
Executive Producers: Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein
Creators: Based on the BBC series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and developed for American television by Greg Daniels
Co-Executive Producers: Jennifer Celotta, Michael Schur, Teri Weinberg, Paul Feig, Mindy Kaling, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, B.J. Novak and Aaron Shure
Producers: Steve Carell and Randy Cordray
Co-Producer: Justin Spitzer
Executive Story Editor: Charlie Grandy
Story Editors: Anthony Farrell and Ryan Koh
Consulting Producers: Brent Forrester and Lester Lewis
Casting Director: Allison Jones
Production Designer: Michael Gallenberg
Director of Photography: Randall Einhorn
Music by: "The Office Theme" by Jay Ferguson
Origination: Van Nuys, California
Produced by: Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Television