Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rainn Wilson's cancelled TV spin-off will see light tonight on The Office

Tonight on The Office we are going to get to see the spin-off show that never got off the ground at NBC.

Last year it was reported that Rainn Wilson was getting a spin-off show from The Office that would revolve around the Schrute family farm, it was aptly named The Farm. NBC decided not to go ahead with the spin-off, but they still had footage that they could use in future The Office episodes.

Rainn Wilson posted a note on Facebook today stating that 15 minutes of The Farm's pilot episode was going to be shown in tonight's episode of The Office. We are going to get to see what the crazy would have been had NBC went forward.

"Office fans, tonight NBC is airing The Farm pilot as an episode of The Office.

It's a greatly truncated story right now (about 15 minutes of 'the farm' story and its' new characters with a 6 minute B plot set in the office) so you won't get the full effect of all the aspects of the pilot episode. About a 1/4 to 1/3 had to be trimmed and other scenes rearranged a bit.

We had to trim out several crucial elements of The Farm to adapt it into a regular old episode that fits into the arc of Dwight now that he's not leaving Dunder Mifflin for his own series with his family members.

That being said, I hope you enjoy tonight's episode, oddly mutated and assembled as it is. We worked long and hard on it and I think there was a lot of potential for a crazy but grounded rural TV show there.

NBC saw otherwise and wanted to stick with its current crop of comedies."

XOXO
Jes...

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