Sorry Schrute-Heads, You’re Not Getting An ‘Office’ Spinoff

NBC has taken its sitcoms to some strange places lately, from a veterinary office led by Justin Kirk (Animal Practice, we hardly knew ye) to inside the mind of Ryan Murphy, a land of many stereotypes and occasional unfunny racist remarks. One place NBC will not be going, however, is the rustic landscape of a beet farm in rural Pennsylvania. NBC has pulled the plug on The Farm, a proposed spinoff of The Office focusing on life on Assistant (to the) Regional Manager Dwight Schrute’s family farm and introducing all his wacky family members (now with 100% more Cousin Mose!).

Rainn Wilson and co. shot a pilot for the show, and it may be broadcast this season as something of a bonus episode of The Office, now in its final season and approaching the finish line. Wilson’s response to NBC passing on the show was uncharacteristic of Dwight in its upbeat nature, as he tweeted to fans: "Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!"

But we’ll always have the memories of Dwight Schrute’s many office shenanigans, including one of our favorites, his, Mussolini-inspired speech at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Salesman of the Year ceremony. Blood alone moves the wheels of history. (The video quality is less than stellar, but at least decent enough to relive those classic lines.)

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