Back in August, we reported that NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt had suggested that he was totally on board with resurrecting virtually every hit show the network has ever had, an idea that’s about as NBC as ideas get. Now, TVLine is reporting that the network is actually pretty serious about that, and it has supposedly penciled in a revival of The Office for the 2018-2019 TV season. We don’t have many details about this, as NBC hasn’t confirmed anything, but TVLine says that the plan is for the show to remain at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, with a mixture of new and old cast members—though Steve Carell will not be involved, and NBC is reportedly still searching for someone to play the new boss.
This comes after Will & Grace, NBC’s big revival from this season, landed multiple Golden Globes nominations, indicating that there’s an even bigger benefit here for the network than just easy, nostalgia-fueled ratings. Again, though, none of this is confirmed yet.