Renews The Office for 22 More Episodes
NBC WORKS IN 'THE OFFICE' FOR FULL-SEASON ORDER OF 22 EPISODES FOR
Increasingly Popular "The Office" Stars Recent Golden Globe
Winner Steve Carell
BURBANK - January 22, 2006 - NBC has supplied "The Office"
(Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) with a full-season order of 22 episodes
through the 2006-07 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly,
President, NBC Entertainment.
"The strength of the ratings and performance and the quality of
the show make this a very easy decision," said Reilly. "We are
confident that the show will only continue to increase in
Since shifting to the Thursday lineup on January 5, "The
Office" has delivered its three highest regular-slot ratings ever in
adults 18-49 and its three best retentions ever of its 18-49 lead-in from
"My Name Is Earl." "The Office" is also one of
primetime's most upscale comedies, ranking #2 in terms of the
concentration of homes with incomes of $100,000 or more in its adult 18-49
audience. Through January 15, "The Office" is averaging a 3.9
rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 8.0 million viewers overall.
From Reveille and NBC Universal Television Studio, "The
Office" is a unique comedy series offering a smart, tongue-in-cheek
documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, banality
of the 9-to-5 white-collar work world. After airing its initial 16
episodes over two seasons, the series received three Writers Guild of
America Award nominations, including Outstanding Achievement in Writing
for a New Series and Outstanding Achievement in Writing for a Comedy
"The Office" takes a painfully funny look at the interactions
of the desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin paper-supply company in Scranton,
Pennsylvania. Recent Golden Globe winner Steve Carell ("The 40-Year
Old Virgin") stars as unctuous regional manager Michael Scott who
hosts the documentary crew on a tour of the workplace. Jenna Fischer
("Miss Match"), John Krasinski ("Jarhead,"
"Kinsey"), Rainn Wilson ("Six Feet Under"), and B.J.
Novak ("Punk'd") star as the employees who tolerate Michael's
inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks.
With unshaken enthusiasm, Michael believes he is the office funnyman
and a fountain of business wisdom. Unaware of how he is perceived by his
employees, Michael comes off alternately absurd and pathetic, but always
Executive producer Greg Daniels developed "The Office" for
American television. The series' other executive producers are Ben
Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein.
NBC Press Release