NBC Nixes The Office Spin-Off

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The Farm has been shut down.

Rainn Wilson Tweeted today that his Office spin-off - which would have followed Dwight Schrute and his family on a farm they inherited - will not move forward after all.

"NBC has passed on The Farm TV show,” the actor wrote. “Had a blast making the pilot — onwards and upwards!”

Dwight on the Phone

Members of the Schrute family have already been cast and the sitcom will air the "backdoor pilot," in which we meet these relatives, as a standalone Season 9 episode.

The Office concludes in May.

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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.

Michael