NBC hints at beloved TV show The Office returning

Steve Carell on Saturday Night Live (photo from SNL)

By: Ricky Guthridge | Writer

October 10, 2019

Most Americans loved the sitcom The Office on NBC. In fact, it was one of the highest-rated and viewed TV shows to this day. 

Many people have called for a possible revival since its finale episode in 2013. Steve Carell, the actor that played lead and fan favorite Micheal Scott for 7 seasons, was recently on SNL and was asked about doing an office reboot. He responded without denying that he would do it but not a yes to do it either. 

The saga continues with the Bonnie Hammer, the Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises for NBCUniversal, was quoted as saying “It is my hope and goal that we do an Office reboot.” This gives proud and loyal fans a chance at a reboot. 

This likely reboot would be on NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock. This is set to launch in April 2020. In order to get the rights to the show, they had to pay 500 million dollars to Netflix.

picture of the cast and crew via “NBC”

A junior at San Clemente High School, Nathan Carrey, said “The Office should have ended after the 7th season.” This view that The Office’s last couple seasons lacked the same humor present in the beginning of the show. One of the reasons people say it was inferior is because Michael Scott is considered the best character, and Steve Carell left to pursue other projects.

Another junior at San Clemente High School, Seth Torticill, said, “I’d like Steve Carell with similar cast with some new characters as well, but I don’t want another season eight, I want them to be like season two or three.” 

If NBC were to ever reboot The Office, I believe they must do it in a creative way by pleasing the viewer with both nostalgia as well as adding in the new plot to prevent it from feeling dull. 

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