NBC Has Not Called John Krasinski For 'The Office' Reboot
Following the success of the Will And Grace revival, NBC is ready to bring back The Office. However, one crucial cast member is missing.
Where's Jim Halpert?
One of The Office's most important characters and the glue of the show is Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). Throughout the show's nine seasons, Halpert played the straight man to Michael (Steve Carrell) and Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) antics while becoming a fan-favorite character. However, according to John Krasinski, Jim might not be returning to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
"Guess who didn't get a call? Me. What does that say? NBC's like, 'You know who we didn't like? Jim,'" Krasinski told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show.
However, Krasinski gave The Ellen DeGeneres Show audience and fans of The Office a little bit of hope and stated that he would return to Dunder Mifflin if NBC calls him.
"Oh my god, are you kidding? I would love to get the gang back together," said Krasinski.
What Does Pam Have To Say?
If there is a strong possibility that Krasinski's Jim Halpert would be coming back, then there is also a sturdy chance that fans might see Halpert's better half, Pam Beesly Halpert, return to the series as well.
E! was able to track down Jenna Fischer and she had nothing but positive things to say about The Office revival.
"I don't know anything about The Office revival. I know as much as anyone else. I think that's for networks to figure out if I were to be asked, but I haven't been approached about it. But I love Pam!" said Fischer.
'The Office' History
From 2005 to 2013, The Office showcased the misadventures of the staff of the paper mill Dunder Mifflin. The series was based on the popular British TV series that made comedian Ricky Gervais an international household name. The American version also created stars out of Steve Carrell, Ed Helms, BJ Novak, and Mindy Kaling.
The Office won countless awards including countless Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and a few Golden Globes.
In Other Reboot News
The Office is not the only show that is expected to stage a comeback.
The CW announced that it would reboot the supernatural fantasy drama Charmed. This new reboot will focus on three new sisters: Macy, Mel, and Madison.
CBS announced that it would bring back the groundbreaking Murphy Brown to the 2018-19 television season. It is expected that Candice Bergen will reprise her role as the investigative journalist.
Freeform has announced that it has ordered a pilot for a Party of Five reboot from original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The new series will not focus on the Salinger siblings and will introduce audiences to a group of Mexican-American siblings whose parents were captured by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
TVLine reported that The Office reboot might air during the 2018-19 season.
Enstars reached out to NBC for a comment.