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The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for American audiences by Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It is co-produced by Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions (later Shine America), in association with Universal Television. The original executive producers were Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.

The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it is filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track. The show debuted on NBC as a mid-season replacement and ran for nine seasons, and 201 episodes. The Office features Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, and James Spader on the main cast.

The first season of The Office was met with mixed reviews, but the following four seasons received widespread acclaim from television critics, and were included on several critics' year-end top TV series lists, winning several awards including four Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2006. While later seasons were criticized for a decline in quality, earlier writers oversaw the final season and ended the show's run with a positive reception.

Highlights
Greg Daniels on choosing Scranton, PA as the location and coming up with the name Dunder Mifflin for The Office
Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of The Office
Andy Ackerman on his thoughts on The Office
Jeff Zucker on the rocky first season of The Office and the demographics of its audience
Greg Daniels on adapting The Office for an American audience
Larry Wilmore on being a consulting producer on The Office
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Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on his thoughts on The Office

Greg Daniels

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Greg Daniels on appearing in front of the camera on The Office
Greg Daniels on becoming involved with The Office
Greg Daniels on casting and hiring the staff for The Office
Greg Daniels on writers from The Office being in the cast
Greg Daniels on adapting The Office for an American audience
Greg Daniels on writing the supporting characters on The Office and creating story arcs
Greg Daniels on the guest stars of The Office
Greg Daniels on replacing Steve Carell on The Office
Greg Daniels on his dealings with NBC regarding The Office
Greg Daniels on the last season of The Office
Greg Daniels on the documentary aspect of The Office
Greg Daniels on the finale of The Office
Greg Daniels on choosing Scranton, PA as the location and coming up with the name Dunder Mifflin for The Office
Greg Daniels on his favorite episodes and moments of The Office
Greg Daniels on Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's involvement in The Office
Greg Daniels on how he feels about The Office, and the reaction to the show
Greg Daniels on the legacy of The Office

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of The Office

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on being a consulting producer on The Office
Larry Wilmore on what it was like for him to return to performing on The Office

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the rocky first season of The Office and the demographics of its audience

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