The Office’s position appears to be a precarious one. First, NBC announced its polarizing plans to create a Dwight Schrute spin-off. Then showrunner Paul Lieberstein (a.k.a. Toby Flenderson) announced he’d be leaving The Office to focus on said spin-off. Then Mindy Kaling got her own Fox show. Then new life-blood James Spader announced he’d not be returning for season 9. Not to mention all those pesky contracts: The main players’ contracts all expire after season 8 and there’s been no official announcement for a season 9, causing many TV lovers to speculate that The Office is being sent to a farm where it can play with all the other old TV shows and run free with its recycled, watered-down Michael Scott set pieces. (There is no farm.) But in spite of all this, it seems The Office is sticking around… for now.
Are you still on board with The Office?