‘The Office’ Spinoff Pilot ‘The Farm’ Will Air Next Spring

Published 1 year ago by

The Farm Dwight Schrute The Office Spinoff Pilot The Farm Will Air Next SpringAfter the last few seasons of The Office saw an increasingly divided fanbase, the long-running sitcom-mockumentary will finally end next year. The spirit of the show briefly saw the possibility of carrying on with Rainn Wilson’s proposed spinoff, The Farm, which would have seen office weirdo Dwight Schrute taking the reins of his family beet farm.

For fans not yet ready to see The Office‘s fictional universe disappear, NBC unfortunately declined to purchase any episodes of The Farm beyond its pilot. However, a recent announcement indicates that the world will end up seeing just what Wilson had planned for the Schrute Farm, as the show’s pilot will be aired next year as part of the final farewell to The Office.

TV Line has confirmed that a slightly retooled version of The Farm‘s pilot episode will appear on NBC before the series finale of The Office. Showrunner Greg Daniels (Parks and Recreation) has stated that – despite NBC passing on a full Farm series, the network wants to show the pilot as part of the final farewell to one of its all-time most successful sitcoms.

Though cagey on the details, Daniels acknowledges that extra material will be filmed so that The Farm will conform more elegantly to the structure of The Office‘s final episodes. There is some speculation that this material will involve the final fate of the off-kilter romance between Dwight and Angela (Angela Kinsey). Whether this means that the pair will ride off into a beet-filled future together should provide for fine online debate fodder.

The Farm Dwight and Jim The Office Spinoff Pilot The Farm Will Air Next Spring

Though it’s no doubt fine news to fans once eager to see the continuing misadventures of Dwight Schrute in a rural setting, news of The Farm‘s pilot airing must be bittersweet to those who put in the effort to produce it. At the very least, a wide audience will be able to experience Rainn Wilson and company’s comedic vision. However, even if viewers are enthusiastic about the episode, it will be unfortunate that we’ll never see exactly where that vision might have led.

The Farm‘s retooled pilot episode will air next spring. The Office will begin its final run of episodes on January 10, 2013.

-

Source: TV Line

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: the farm, the office

8 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. He is the reason why I never liked The Office. I shall be ignoring the existence of this show as well.

  2. I love Rainn Wilson’s character. He’s just weird, it’s great.

  3. Yeah I can see this doing as well as Joey. Dwight is only funny when he’s interacting with the other characters in The Office.

    • Yep without jim dwight is boring lol

  4. NBC-Nothing But Cancellations. Seriously why do they ax a show before a pilot episode and then show it anyway? Not that I had much hope for this anyway but this and Mockingbird Lane. Keep up the great job NBC execs!

  5. Meh I was never a fan of this spin off idea. The office is just that a show about the office and it’s employees. Dwight is a important part of the show he does not need his own.

  6. It’s called milking it for all that it’s worth.Every network makes the exact same mistakes.They think that because one show has major success,that means that all you have to do is make a spinoff and it will yield the same results.

    Back in the day this work,especially well too,for folks like Norman Lear,but there’s just too many options these days,and if a show doesn’t come out of the gate like gangbusters,chances are that show will get yanked.

    Off the top of my head,I think Frasier was the last sitcom spinoff to show both critical acclaim and good ratings.I think the days having a successful sitcom spinoff are pretty close to being over.

  7. Poor NBC… Once the grand leader now in the gutter… Not sure if it would work but given their current shows I’d bring back Seinfeld. Kind of like what they did on Curb but run a full season with Jerry and the gang in modern day.

Be Social, Follow Us!!