Multiple sources have confirmed to www.tvguide.com\ausielloblog|TV Guide's Michael Ausiello that NBC is developing an episode of its hit comedy The Office that would introduce several new characters who would then be spun off into a new series.

Unlike ABC's recent Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice -- which moved Kate Walsh from Seattle to Los Angeles to helm the new show -- the proposed Office 2 is not expected to include any of the original's core cast members.

Producers are in the process of casting for a "name" to headline the potential new show.

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