Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Untitled Office Spin-Off.

Whilst looking at the fall line up I was reminded of the murmuring of an untitled office spin off. Now after seeing the Season Finale, here are 5 guesses:

1. The show will star Ryan, in Prison for fraud, and it will be called "The Yard". Ricky Gervais will be his awkward cell mate, and the man with the escape plan that never really pans out. It's going to be more "My Name is Earl" in prison, than "Oz" but, overall, totally unwatchable. BJ is a producer on The Office, afterall. (But I have to agree with Oscar that the beard was the real crime.)

2. The show will star Toby, being an HR person somewhere in Puerto Rico, or wherever he moved. It will be canceled after 2 episodes because it will also be totally unwatchable.

3. The show will focus around Jan and her adventures in being a crazy woman and new mom (zany things like her trying to breastfeed after her boob job). This won't air, because it won't even get funding to make a pilot.

4. The show will have the exact same character types, but take place in an office in Seattle. Or Slough, Berkshire.

5. The show will be Pam running around becoming a graphic designer, realizing that she has the potential to be so much more than a receptionist at Dunder-Mifflin. It will be eerily similar to when Rhoda left the Mary Tyler Moore show to have four seasons of "Rhoda". We care about Pam enough to watch her show, sure, but a new show means that either John Krasinski will be doing double duty for the duration of what I will call "The Pam Show" or, she will find a new love interest, (Toby?) (a third option could be pulling a Darrin Stevens on us, but that'd be completely uncool). If Jim and Pam don't get together then, well, screw you guys. But, can I please remind you that "Rhoda" was never a great show (Valerie Harper, I love you) and MTM wasn't ever as good without Rhoda. i.e. don't mess with a good thing NBC.

1 comment:

whitney allison said...

And how. Spin offs are almost always a bad idea. Leave my favorite characters right where they are NBC!!!