NBC is considering resurrecting its beloved television series “The Office” for the network’s 2018-2019 season, according to TVLine.
TVLine on Monday reported that the revival would once again be set at the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin, the show’s fictional paper sales company.
The new season of “The Office” would feature a mix of old and new cast members from the program’s original run from 2005 to 2013.
Actor Steve Carrell, who starred as the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin’s regional manager Michael Scott, will not be involved in the workplace comedy’s reboot.
The search for a new regional manager or boss at the branch is said to be already underway at NBC.
NBC on Monday declined to comment upon or confirm any details of TVLine’s report to the outlet, however.
The company last September restarted its adored “Will & Grace” sitcom, which was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006.
“Will & Grace” probes the relationship between Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a straight interior designer, for humor.
The show’s return has been a critical and commercial success for NBC, and last week it earned several 2017 Golden Globe Award nominations, including for Best Comedy Series.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt last August voiced openness to bringing back “The Office” roughly a month before “Will & Grace” returned.
“We often talk about ‘The Office,’ I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels] four times over the past few years,” he said, referencing the man who developed and ran the show.
“It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now,’” Greenblatt continued. “There is certainly an open invitation but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
Carrell played Scott on “The Office” for seven of the show’s nine seasons, and it featured an ensemble cast including actors Rainn Wilson and John Krasinski.