NBC wants to revive ‘The Office’ because they have literally run out of all ideas.

This would usually go under “Renewals,” but I do what I want:

HEY. NBC is working on a revival of The Office with a whole new cast and why? Why? Just, why?

(Netflix. As someone whose son has been binging The Office on Netflix for weeks now, I’m guessing NBC looked at those numbers and thought this was a good idea.)

Look, Ricky Gervais had the good sense and decency to end the original BBC comedy after two seasons, which NBC did not do because monies. But if they had, it would have spared us the slog of seasons 8 and 9 with Pam and Jim’s marriage troubles and the loss of Michael altogether. But in addition to the fact that NBC already kept their original version going WAY TOO LONG, there’s the fact that it did not end all that long ago. It’s only been four years! Even Will & Grace waited 10 years to return — AND THEY HAVE THE ENTIRE CAST. And then there is the fact that despite a shitty final season, the finale of The Office was one of those rare series finales that stuck the landing. SO WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO AND RUIN IT? I’m not saying that a reboot of The Office is something that should never happen, I’m just saying, calm your tits, NBC. There’s time somewhere down the road, once we’ve all missed the original a little more. But next year ain’t it.

Speaking of reboots — reboots that have the good sense to wait for the right time to be rebooted, that is — here’s everything we know about Roseanne so far.

The President of ESPN has resigned citing substance abuse problems, which in this day and age seems almost noble.

Mark Salling pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Ugh.

Chandler Riggs is living his best life.

Shitty Man of the Day

T.J. Miller has been accused of sexual assault and violence by a woman he met in college. He denies all the accusations.

In a statement, Meryl Streep says she was hurt by Rose McGowan’s comments accusing her of turning a blind eye to Harvey Weinstein’s violence, adding, “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know.  I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”

NOT NOW, MIKA, JESUS. You know what? If there are men out there not hiring women because they are afraid of being accused of bad behavior, MAYBE IT’S THE MEN WHO ARE A PROBLEM. AND FURTHERMORE, MAYBE WOMEN SHOULDN’T WORK WITH THOSE GUYS BECAUSE MAYBE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND BASIC CONCEPTS OF CONSENT.

Watch out, Mika, or you’ll get the Matt Damon treatment.

LOL, let’s hope!


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: The ladies head to Las Vegas in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

A Home for the Holidays: CBS’s annual event brings awareness to adoption and foster care. Josh Groban hosts this year. 7 p.m., CBS

The Voice: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Finding Your Roots: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Maya Rudolph learn a little about themselves in an all comedy edition. 7 p.m., PBS

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rebel Wilson, Paul Reiser, Gwen Stefani Late Night with Seth Meyers: Seth MacFarlane, Karlie Kloss, Seth MacFarlane Watch What Happens Live: Christian Siriano, Erika Jayne


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Olaf’s Frozen Prep & Landing The Year: 2017
CBS A Home for the Holidays
CW Big Game Local
FOX Lethal Weapon
The Mick
Ice Age News/Local
NBC The Voice

One thought on “NBC wants to revive ‘The Office’ because they have literally run out of all ideas.

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