'The Office': NBC Interested in Possible Revival

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NBC is in early talks to revive The Office after the comedy series ended its nine season run in 2013.

The revival would once again take place at the Dunder-Mifflin office location in Scranton, Pa. and would feature new and returning cast members, TV Line reported.

Series star Steve Carell, who portrayed regional manager Michael Scott for seven seasons on the series, would not be involved in the revival.

NBC is said to be interested in bringing the series back following the successful return of Will & Grace.

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The Office's ensemble cast also included Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Mindy Kaling, and B.J. Novak, among many others.

Fischer, while speaking recently with Variety on podcast Remote Controlled, said that she doubted that a new installment of The Office could take place.

"I don't think it'll ever happen," she said in November. "I would do it if there was some circumstance where everybody got back together, and could be brought back together in some amazing way, I would say yes. But I'm not sure it's realistic. The characters, they had arcs. They had growth. Jim and Pam left Dunder-Mifflin. Michael left Dunder-Mifflin. And it would be hard to manufacture why all the people were back working together. And I'm not sure the show works if we're all in different locations. ... I immediately start thinking, how did Jim and Pam get back from Austin? And Michael's living with Holly now. It would almost have to be a scenario where it's 'the lost tapes of The Office,' where you somehow go back in time and there's all of these lost stories where we weirdly look 5 years older."

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.