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The Office

Series Summary
This U.S. adaptation -- set at a paper company in Scranton, Pa. -- has a similar documentary style to that of the Ricky Gervais-led British original. It features the Dunder-Mifflin staff, which includes characters based on roles in the British show -- and, quite possibly, people with whom you work in your office. There's Jim, the likable employee who's a bit of an every man. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales-rep Pam -- because office romances are always a good idea! There's also Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but devoid of social skills and common sense.

Air Dates: 2005 - 2014

Genres: Sitcom

Network: NBC

  • Season 9, Ep. 27 : Finale May 16, 2013

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    Past and present Dunder Mifflin employees gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews.

  • Season 9, Ep. 26 : Finale May 16, 2013

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    Past and present Dunder Mifflin employees gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews.

  • Season 9, Ep. 26 : Finale May 16, 2013

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    Past and present Dunder Mifflin employees gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews.

  • Season 9, Ep. 25 : A.A.R.M. May 9, 2013

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    As everyone prepares for the premiere of the documentary, Jim convinces Dwight that he needs to hire an assistant to the assistant to the regional manager; after being turned away at daycare, Angela brings her baby to work.

  • Season 9, Ep. 24 : A.A.R.M. May 9, 2013

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    As everyone prepares for the premiere of the documentary, Jim convinces Dwight that he needs to hire an assistant to the assistant to the regional manager; after being turned away at daycare, Angela brings her baby to work.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Carell doesn't capture the weird charm, the subtlety and the vulnerability -- and the show doesn't have any of those...Frankly, it's sometimes so painful to watch you can just imagine remotes clicking all across the country. [24 Mar 2005] show more

  • The new version isn't as painfully, profoundly funny as the original. But that's as it should be. American audiences don't necessarily want to cringe when they sit down for a sitcom. This is why "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is a cult hit, and not a hit hit. [23 Mar 2005, p.59] show more

  • While Carell is sometimes guilty of overselling his character's eccentricities, his exuberance is offset by a laidback cast - including John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson (of "Six Feet Under") - whose deadpan reactions to their boss make for some of this show's best moments. [24 Mar 2005, p.130] show more

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