“The Office Spinoff” Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch
“Paul and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight’s life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B,” a source close to The Office said. “A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it’s been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors.
The setup for the spinoff, with Dwight moving to a new family environment is reminiscent of the Cheers spinoff Frasier, which also featured a switch from a workplace to family format, moving Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) to a new locale.
Sounds more like Joey than Frasier. Also sounds like someone is desperate for new ideas… At least it won’t be another cheesy sitcom with a laugh track, though.