NBC considering ‘The Office’ spin-off

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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It could be time for Dwight Schrute to leave “The Office” at Dunder Mifflin, and focus all of his energy on the Schrute family beet farm.

NBC is considering a spin-off that would center around Rainn Wilson’s zany “Battlestar Galactica” loving character, Dwight Schrute, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Dwight’s antics have earned him a cult following, with several Internet blogs and memes dedicated to the character.

Some enthusiastic fans have even had the character inked on their bodies:

But even with Dwight’s big fan base, NBC should be wary of the spin-off formula.

The last time the network tried this with a major character from a previously popular comedy, we ended up with the short-lived series, “Joey,” a spin-off of “Friends.”

Remember that? Neither do we.

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