The Office Is Coming Back But Steve Carell Isn't Involved

If the new season fails to secure the comedians who helped make it worth reviving, it will have to bank on finding a cast that makes fans of the original series laugh just as hard. Such a move would continue the evolution of the show, which brought in new stars to fill the void after original lead Steve Carell departed.

The NBC network is in early discussions to revive the classic comedy show The Office, according to TVLine.

However, considering that Dwight actually owns the Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch building, don't be surprised to see him back in the mix pretty heavily. Carell is the only veteran stated as definitively not appearing, but some of the other big names could be absent too, as the report also says the network is searching for a new Regional Manager.

NBC had no official comment to TV Line regarding the reported revival consideration. "I would do it if there was some circumstance where everybody got back together, and could be brought back together in some unbelievable way, I would say yes".

But the success of NBC's recent "Will & Grace" return likely cemented the idea, and put an "Office" reboot on the fast track.

"We often talk about The Office", Greenblatt said.

"I've talked to (showrunner) Greg (Daniels) four times over the past few years". It's always, "Maybe someday, but not now".

The US version of the show starred Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak. "If he wants to do it, I would do it".

  • Gwendolyn Kim