NBC has announced an hour-long primetime special dedicated to “The Office.” It will air Thursday, May 16 (8-9 p.m. ET) as a prelude to the one-hour series finale of “The Office.” The final episode is rumored to include a wedding and the return of most of the department characters, except for Michael Scott played by Steve Carell.
Produced by NBC News, this special offers an
emotional farewell to the characters of “The Office,” and includes
exclusive and original interviews with writers, producers and actors
from the award-winning series. Among those who talk about their
experience of being involved with “The Office” for all or part of its
nine seasons on the air include executive producers Greg Daniels, Paul
Lieberstein and Ben Silverman, as well as actors John Krasinski, Jenna
Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Angela Kinsey, Craig
Robinson, Oscar Nunez and BJ Novak.
Novak, Kaling and Lieberstein
take viewers inside the writers’ room and reveal the creative process
of “The Office,” which aired for nine seasons on NBC.
to interviews, other features include a look at actor auditions back
when the show was first being cast, favorite moments and a
behind-the-scenes sneak peak of the finale. There will also be a segment
on the May 4th fan event being held in the city of Scranton, Penn.,
which served as the home for “The Office” for its entire run.
its premiere on NBC in March 2005, “The Office” has established itself
as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006
Emmy Award for comedy series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI
Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for
performance by an ensemble in a comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a
Television Critics Award for achievement in comedy.
the award-winning BBC hit, “The Office” is a fly-on-the-wall
“docu-reality” parody of modern American office life that delves into
the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company.