The Office to Spinoff Dwight, Schrute Farms?

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To many, The Office has grown quite stale on season eight. But NBC has reportedly come up with a way to freshen up the series:

Remove Dwight and give him his own sitcom.

That's the rumored plan for 2013, according to Deadline. Conceived by Rainn Wilson and Paul Lieberstein, the spinoff would feature Dwight leaving Dundler Mifflin and going to work full-time at Schrute Farms.

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"At its base, it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together," a source says, adding that the new show would feature a number of Dwight's relatives.

The Office, intentionally or not, has actually been dropping hints about Dwight leaving for awhile now. He was unhappy that Andy took over for Michael as branch manager and just two episodes he flew to Florida to apply for a new job.

When it comes to sitcom spinoffs, there are one-word pros (Frasier) and cons (Joey). What do you think of this idea? Would you watch a Schrute-based new series?

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The Office Quotes

Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting: I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris, by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years; she's never taken another lover. I don't care, I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.