Time to re-open "The Office"?
NBC is looking to revive the hit comedy, TV Line reports, which would continue the adventures of the employees at Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steve Carell would not star in the revival; instead, a search has begun for a new boss to head the branch.
"The Office" ran from 2005 to 2013, and was a remake of the British series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It starred Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilsin, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, and Mindy Kaling.
NBC has found success with revivals of their classic series. This fall, it relaunched "Will and Grace," which has garnered both good ratings and acclaim (including Golden Globe nominations).
In fact, NBC president Bob Greenblatt has talked about reviving "The Office." Over the summer, he told Deadline, "I've talked to Greg [Daniels, the creator] four times over the past few years. It's always, 'maybe some day but not now.' There is certainly an open invitation but we don't have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it."