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The Office (U.S. TV series)

The Office (US TV series)
Television
NameThe Office
GenreSitcom
Mockumentary
Created byRicky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Developed byGreg Daniels
StarringSteve Carell
Rainn Wilson
John Krasinski
Jenna Fischer
B. J. Novak
Ed Helms
Melora Hardin
David Denman
Leslie David Baker
Brian Baumgartner
Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery
Mindy Kaling
Ellie Kemper
Angela Kinsey
Paul Lieberstein
Oscar Nunez
Craig Robinson
Phyllis Smith
Zach Woods
Amy Ryan
James Spader
Theme music composerJay Ferguson
ComposerJay Ferguson
Country of originUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes152
List of episodesList of The Office (U.S. TV series) episodes
Production
Executive producerGreg Daniels
Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Howard Klein
Ben Silverman
Paul Lieberstein
Jennifer Celotta
B. J. Novak
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes (normal episodes)
28 minutes ("super-sized" episodes)
42 minutes (hour-long episodes)
(details)
Production companyReveille Productions
Universal Media Studios
Deedle-Dee Productions
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
First airedMarch 24, 2005
Last airedpresent
Related showsThe Office (UK)

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'The Office' is an American comedy television series broadcast by NBC. An adaptation of the previous BBC series of the same name, it depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it is filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track.

The Office was adapted for American audiences by executive producer Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. The creators of the original BBC series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, are executive producers and also co-wrote the pilot episode with Daniels and wrote the season three episode, "The Convict." It is co-produced by Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions, in association with Universal Media Studios. The show debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005.

Off-network syndication of The Office began in late 2007, notably on TBS and Fox-owned stations in the United States. The series has completed its seventh season, which was lead actor Steve Carell's final season on the series. NBC renewed the series for an eighth season on March 17, 2011.


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