"The Office" on NBC, part two
March 26, 2005
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Well, this past Thursday saw the premiere of “The Office” on NBC. Overall, I thought it was pretty good. A lot of the script was rehashed with a few tweaks here and there to make it more Americanized, but since most Americans have not seen the original BBC series, no real harm done there. It still is going to take me some getting used to seeing the old characters played by new people. Fortunately, it looks like NBC is not going to be in a rush to take it off the air since it was a ratings success as the 3rd highest rated show of the evening (link). If you’re in a rush to see next week’s episode, the very funny “Diversity Training” episode, you can see a 12-minute excerpt here at MySpace. Otherwise, you can tune in like everyone else at the show’s “permanent” timeslot, Tuesday evening at 9:30 EST on NBC (follwing ‘Scrubs’).
Speaking of ‘Scrubs’, I read on the Kevin Smith news site, NewsAskew, that “Kevin called (‘Scrubs’ star) Zach Braff and it looks like they’re a step closer to bringing him on board the future Fletch project.” While this is nowhere near as cool as Jason Lee being ‘Fletch’ as everyone but the studio wanted, it might be pretty good. If they ever decide to make one. People have been talking about it for at least 5 years now. But at least there is recent talk.