The Office

(2005)

Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch via a documentary film crew's cameras.

‘The Office: Season Nine’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 3rd

‘The Office: Season Nine’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 3rd

Join the Scranton gang for the ninth and final season of the groundbreaking, Primetime Emmy Award-winning hit series, The Office: Season Nine, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on September 3, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Andy is back as regional manager, but finds his true calling is in showbiz. Will this finally put Dwight in charge? Jim lands the job of his dreams in Philadelphia, which means big changes for Pam and Darryl. Back at The Office, Erin struggles with matters of the heart, Nellie meddles in everyone's affairs, and Angela discovers that her dream marriage isn't quite what it seems. And then, the documentary that has been following these quirky co-workers for nine seasons finally airs, and nothing will ever be the same.

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James Spader Won't Return for ‘The Office’ Season 9

James Spader has decided to leave The Office, and won't return for Season 9 later this fall.

Though deemed a series regular in Season 8, James Spader was contracted to appear in only a minimum of 15 episodes throughout this year. Starring as CEO Robert California, the actor was never meant to replace Steve Carell, but instead came into sub for Kathy Bates, who had moved to the NBC series Harry's Law.

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NBC Developing ‘The Office’ Spinoff for Dwight Schrute!

NBC is planning The Office spin-off that will follow Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) for a possible midseason 2013 release.

The actor/comedian would be taking his Dwight Schrute persona to his families beet farm and bed & breakfast. It will follow his family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together. The location has been featured on the show many times, including an episode where Jim and Pam visited Dwight at the B&B. The possible spinoff will be introduced in an Office episode later this season.

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Catherine Tate Returns to ‘The Office’ for Season 8

Catherine Tate, one of the main candidates to replace Steve Carell on Season 8 of The Office is being brought back for a major recurring role as this current season continues on NBC.

Catherine Tate will make her return appearance sometime during the second half of Season 8, reprising her role as Nellie Bertram, who was interviewed for Michael Scott's job during last year's season finale. She is recruited as a special project manager working for the corporate office by close friend and Chairman of the Board, Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates, who'll not be seen this year).

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EXCLUSIVE: Phyllis Smith Talks ‘Bad Teacher’ Blu-ray

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th is director Jake Kasdan's hilarious summer comedy Bad Teacher, which stars Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth, a drunk and disorderly educator hoping to land the sugar daddy of her dreams. Appearing alongside Cameron Diaz is The Office's lovely Phyllis Smith, who plays an earnest, kindhearted fellow high school instructor that gets seduced by the wicked ways of the Bad Teacher.

We recently caught up with Phyllis to chat about her role in the movie, the fact that she has not yet seen the unrated director's cut, and her continuing role on Season 8 of The Office. She also let us in on her road to stardom as a comedic actress. Check out our conversation below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Phyllis Smith Talks ‘The Office’ Season 8

This month, Phyllis Smith co-stars opposite Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake in the hilarious comedy Bad Teacher, coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th. We recently caught up with the NFL cheerleader-turned-casting director-turned-actor to chat about the movie. We also chatted about Season 8 of The Office, which is currently airing Thursday nights on NBC, and returns with an all-new Episode October 20th.

As you may know, there have been some big changes on the sitcom in the past year. James Spader has joined the Dunder-Mifflin staff as the new regional manager, Robert California, and Ed Helms's Andy has taken over boss duties from Michael Scott (the recently departed Steve Carell. How does Phyllis feel about all this?

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‘Chuck’ and ‘Grimm’ to Premiere October 28th

NBC builds two nights of Halloween-themed programming as the final season debut of Chuck (Fridays, 8-9 p.m. ET) and the series premiere of new drama Grimm (Fridays, 9-10 p.m. ET) will begin on Friday, October 28. Likewise, Halloween-themed episodes of NBC's Thursday-night comedies - Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Whitney -- will be telecast October 27 in recognition of the holiday.

In another schedule update, Harry's Law (Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) will be showcased in a three-hour marathon of episodes on Saturday, October 8 (8-11 p.m. ET).

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EXCLUSIVE: Ellie Kemper Talks ‘The Office’ Season 8

Ellie Kemper offers her thoughts on Ed Helm's big promotion and its upcoming effects on the sitcomSeason 8 of The Office debuted last Thursday night on NBC with The List, which revealed that Ed Helms's Andy was taking over the role of supervisor from the recently departed Michael Scott (Steve Carell). We recently caught up with Ellie Kemper, who plays receptionist Erin, to chat about this new change to the hugely popular sitcom.

Here is our conversation, in anticipation of this week's all-new episode The Incentive, airing Thursday at 9:00 pm.

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