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The Office Sets its Finale Date

After nine seasons, Dunder Mifflin will close its doors with a one-hour finale on Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. The episode marks the show’s 200th episode.

The announcement comes just a week after 30 Rock aired its series finale, leading some to ponder the future of NBC’s Thursday night comedy line-up. According to a list complied by Deadline, the network has over a dozen half-hour pilots in development to broaden their comedy offerings.

Although The Office spin-off The Farm, set to have Rainn Wilson reprise his role as Dwight Schrute, wasn’t picked up by NBC, some of his office pals have their own television projects in the works:

Ellie Kemper (Erin) has signed on for the lead role in an NBC comedy pilot called Brenda Forever. She’s set to play a 31-year-old who “marches to the beat of her own drum.”

Craig Robinson (Darryl) has also booked an untitled pilot with The Office producer Greg Daniels. The show centers around a musician as he navigates life as a newly-minted middle school music teacher.

Angela Kinsey (Angela) is producing and starring in a Fox pilot called Dirty Blondes with friend and fellow comedienne Rachael Harris. The show follows the two friends as they both deal with going through a divorce.

Finally, Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) is developing a project for ABC, which is also being produced by Greg Daniels. The as-of-yet untitled comedy will find Baumgartner as a mid-level airline executive.


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