Straight from Ricky Gervais' blog comes exciting news for fans of The Office:
Had some great news today about the American version of The Office.
Steve Carell (now one of the most bankable film stars in the world) has just signed up for another three years with us. He is the hardest working man in Hollywood and the harder he works the better it is for me. I mean... well done Steve you are wonderful.
I couldn't agree more. But perhaps even more exciting is word of a potential spinoff of The Office:
We are also working on a spinoff series of The American Office but I can't tell you anything about that yet.
I can't imagine what the spinoff would be. I hope they won't go the path of Grey's (i.e. ruining the show by removing one of your best characters and putting her into a horrible new show where her talent is wasted). But it begs the question: what character is interesting enough to have their own show? I could see a year-long spin-off of Ryan in jail, or perhaps a new life for Toby in Costa Rica, but would either have legs? The one pilot I've thought of for a while, but would be terrified to see is a closer look inside Creed's World.
Anyone else have ideas?
I'll leave you with one of many classic Michael Scott moments:
Would I rather be feared or loved? Um... Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.