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The Office2 (or would that be 3)?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by lantaur, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    TVGuide reports NBC is looking into spinning off The Office (with new cast members) a la Grey's Anatomy & Private Practice.


    Hell, as long as it's funny ... although I wonder if two of the same type of shows being on would take away from the one on now.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Seems a little early in the show's run for that sort of thing. What happens when Steve Carell quits to commit to movies full time?
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    A little early? The Office is in Season 4 (Grey's was in Season 1), although Season 1 was quite short. Curious when other spin-offs happened (what season).
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um, Grey's was at the end of Season 3.
  6. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    As you can tell, I never watch it. :) Still, The Office beats it by a season. :)
  7. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i'm sure that was said by many (i think me included) when i heard the pitch "american version of the office"

    i'll give it a shot
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Point made, hoops.

    I just don't know how they could make it different, but still good. I mean, how do you re-do Michael Scott without mimicking him?
  9. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    Maybe if you do something like put Rashida Jones or Ed Helms in an office full of fuck-ups, it might work. (Or in the case of Andy Bernard, make him a Michael Scott-type character). Someone on another Web site had the best idea...just do it with Ricky Gervais as the boss.
  10. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Same way you re-do David Brent without mimicking him, which Carell does extremely well.

    I admit, I thought the American version would be the worst thing ever, just because I was such a huge fan of the original and thought it was once-in-a-lifetime lightning in a bottle. But I pretty much think their not fucking it up was once-in-a-lifetime lightning in a bottle, too.

    This can be done if they make it significantly different that the original(s). There are different directions that can be taken here and turn out funny.
  11. They could make it like CSI or Law and Order:

    The Office Miami
    The Office SVU

    Just had a brilliant idea...they could cast Belzer to be the branch manager! G-E-N-fuckin-yus!
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