NBC announced today that the most coveted time period of the coming season, the post Super Bowl slot, will be used to launch a spinoff of the network’s hit comedy series, “The Office.” Immediately following NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLIII, the network will first present an original episode of “The Office,” followed by the debut of the new Greg Daniels comedy. The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers. Giving this new series that coveted premiere slot will afford the show tremendous sampling from all demographic groups.
Greg Daniels, Executive Producer of “The Office,” said, “Who would have ever thought that Americans would be subjected to a mock-documentary after the Super Bowl? What has happened to this country?”
From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC’s “The Office,” comes the highly anticipated comedy of the season in “The Office” spinoff. Audiences will follow another comic journey, complete with new faces and new locations, but with the same unique sense of humor and brand of quality from Daniels and his creative team. It’s the next chapter of what viewers have come to know and love about “The Office.”