NBC will not move forward with Rainn Wilson spinoff ‘The Farm’

By | October 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm | One comment | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Rainn Wilson’s highly anticipated Office spinoff The Farm has been killed and will, instead, go the way of another one of the network’s false starts The Munsters. Just like the classic show, which, in lieu of the expected full series reboot was aired as a one-off Halloween special last week, Wilson’s all-things-Dwight sitcom will run as an episode during The Office‘s current and final season.

Wilson seems to be taking the news well. “Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,” Wilson tweeted. “Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!”

The network’s decision comes in the midst of many other scheduling shifts: Dane Cook’s upcoming Next Caller was canceled after shooting four episodes but before one even aired. Freshman sitcom Animal Practice was cancelled due to poor ratings and is being replaced by the second season of Whitney mid-season. And cult favorite Community, which was scheduled to return Oct. 19, still has no premiere date for its fourth season.

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  • Buster Brown

    I’m no fan of NBC’s decision-makers in recent years, but this was the decision that HAD to be made to avoid a humiliating disaster of epic proportions. Anyone who has a modicum of doubt that’s true premised on nothing more than what we’ve seen of the character on “The Office,” should first question their own judgment. But then try using ANY connections you have to see the pilot… or even just the script.

    I LOVED “the Office,” and had good friends working there. But THIS would have been NBC’s “New Coke,” or “Howard the Duck.”

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