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Rainn Wilson may be getting spinoff from 'The Office'

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Fans of The Office may be split on the show after Steve Carell left, but soon there will be more of Rainn Wilson to go around. It looks like NBC is working on a spinoff featuring Dwight Schrute working at Schrute Farms. Because you can never have enough beets.

"(Producer) Paul (Lieberstein) and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight's life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B," a source told Deadline.com. "A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it's been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors. ... At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together."

What a timely offering from NBC! Word is this show may get a midseason launch in 2013. Dwight would likely remain on The Office if it gets a ninth season, but then be phased out in time for his new show. No Michael Scott or Dwight? What will Jim and Pam be doing all day, working?

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[Last modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:12pm]

    

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