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'The Office's Abandoned Dwight Spin-off 'The Farm' Is Airing This Thursday

If you've ever wondered what a show centered on The Office's Dwight Schrute would look like, you'll get your chance to find out this Thursday. Last year, NBC ordered an episode of The Office that would double as the a pilot for a Dwight spin-off called The Farm, but then decided not to make the show. The episode will air this Thursday and will introduce you to Schrute relatives living on the family beet farm like Dwight's stoner brother Jeb (Thomas Middleditch, The Campaign), cousin Zeke (Matt Jones, Breaking Bad), Nazi grandfather Henrich Manheim (Tom Bower, Die Hard 2), and lefty sister Fannie (Majandra Delfino, Roswell). Rainn Wilson wrote the [...]

Meet the Schrutes

They've begun casting for The Farm, the new Dwight Office spin-off. TVLine has learned the show will have a test-run as an episode in the next season of The Office. The Farm will focus on Dwight inheriting a large farm/bed-and-breakfast that he must convince his siblings into helping him with. Siblings?!? The show will introduce new family members because Mose has moved to LA to run a TV show about a fictional local Indiana government. After the jump, read the descriptions of Dwight's relatives. Which one do you think sounds like Drea de Matteo?

There Might Seriously Be an Office Spinoff About Dwight and His Beet Farm

The entertainment world was flabbergasted, befuddled and awestruck last night to hear of the proposed Dwight-centric Office spinoff conceived by Rainn Wilson and Paul Lieberstein. The show would focus on the Schrute family beet farm and B&B (which will be re-introduced to audiences in an Office episode later this season), and we could be watching Dwight's antics for a full half hour as early as midseason 2013.

Any predications? Dwight's an extreme, sometimes cartoonish character – he's excellent at livening up the realism of The Office, but could the character carry an entire show? It worked for Frasier when he spun off from Cheers. Plus, the last time [...]

'The Office's Dwight Spin-off Is Confirmed to Air This Season as an Episode of 'The Office'

A couple months ago, Rainn Wilson announced that NBC wasn't moving ahead with The Farm, the spin-off of The Office based around his character Dwight Schrute and his wacky family's wacky beet farm. The pilot for The Farm was film as a regular episode of The Office, and we reported that the episode would be still be airing later this season, despite NBC's decision not to pick up the show.  Now, Office head honcho Greg Daniels officially confirms this info to TV Line, referring to the nixed spin-off as "a very good episode" and saying, "We're not going to air exactly what it was, because it has certain aspects that were [...]

Who Would Win an American Gladiator Tournament, Ron Swanson or Dwight Schrute?

Duels, or “classy show-downs” as they are often called by no one, have been solving hot debates for ages. They're useful for delivering crowds a champion, through often unpredictable means (just ask Alexander Hamilton). Television loves a surprise, so what better way to measure and battle elements of TV than with a duel? Here, we will battle two characters in an imaginary contest of wills. Sometimes a winner will be crowned because of pertinent facts, and sometimes in spite of them.

This week’s duel? Ron Swanson v. Dwight Schrute in an American Gladiator Tournament.

For those not familiar with it, American Gladiators, which ran on television from 1989-1996, was a reality TV [...]

NBC Doesn't Buy 'The Farm'; The Dwight Schrute 'Office' Spin-Off Is Dead

Rainn Wilson announced yesterday via Twitter that NBC has opted not to pick-up The Farm, the spin-off of The Office based around his character Dwight Schrute. A pilot episode was filmed, as a standalone episode of The Office that introduces Dwight's family, and the episode will still air sometime in early 2013, giving us a glimpse of what the Dwight spin-off would have looked like. This means that Rainn Wilson will be sticking around for the rest of The Office's final season, instead of leaving for his own show, which'll make for a more fulfilling finale for fans in May.

The Farm was created by Paul Lieberstein (the [...]

Rainn Wilson Confirms That Dwight's Office Spinoff Would Be Hardcore Weird

“It would have a crazy menagerie of characters. It would be even more far out and weird than The Office.” – Rainn Wilson on the proposed Dwight-centric Office spinoff. Was there ever any doubt?