Dwight Schrute May Be Retiring to the Beet Farm in THE OFFICE Spinoff

     January 25, 2012


It’s good to have a backup plan in case “officer manager at the regional sales office of a paper company” doesn’t work out. Luckily for The Office’s Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), his family owns a beet farm that doubles as a bed and breakfast. There are reports that Wilson may be headed out of The Office as early as midseason 2013 for an NBC spinoff, a family comedy centered around Dwight and life at the Schrute Farms B&B. Pitched by Wilson and Paul Lieberstein (who executive produces, writes and acts as Toby Flenderson on the show), the duo plan to produce alongside The Office’s executive producers Ben Silverman and Howard Klein. Hit the jump for more news on the potential spinoff.

Deadline reportedrainn-wilson-dwight-schrute-the-office on the possible spinoff from NBC’s The Office, the parent show of which would soon be entering its ninth season if renewed. This would serve as a segue of sorts for Wilson who would return to The Office in the fall and leave for the farm for the spring. The groundwork for the new series has already been laid in previous episodes highlighting either the Schrute family/beet farm/bed & breakfast or Dwight’s displeasure at being overlooked for the managerial position that Michael (Steve Carell) recently vacated. Perhaps we’ll get a flavor of what this new show might be like during an upcoming episode of The Office which will be directed by Wilson, who tweeted:

RainnWilson @rainnwilson

I’m directing an awesome episode of The Office this week. It’s a show about people who work in an office.

If Dwight leaves The Office, stick a beet fork in it. I’ve enjoyed this latest season even without Carell’s presence, but the increasingly busy schedules of Ed Helms (Andy Bernard), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) and Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) may spell the death knell for The Office. Then again, they can just open another spinoff or “branch” in another city, right?


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  • Joe schmo

    I like it. Greenlight please. First episode is Michael and Holly coming for a visit and guess where they’re staying…?????

  • Stinky

    This screams more of ‘The Tortellis’ than ‘Fraiser’.

  • Rev. Slappy

    I’m with Stinky on this. Dwight’s a great supporting character but I don’t think he can anchor a show.

  • BobaFett

    I nominate this as one of those shows that is cancelled after one episode.

    Just a BAD idea. If you want to give Rainn Wilson his own show, I’m fine with that, but stop the spinoff BS.

  • read210

    The problem is Dwight is only great with Jim. Without him he can only be so good. And then The Office would be over for sure without Michael and Dwight.

  • SallyForth

    Oh, this sounds like a wonderful idea! Who wouldn’t want to spend a half hour with a deranged psycho on his beet farm?! Maybe we can meet all of his incest laden family members as they attempt to make jokes about beets and their children with three arms that they keep locked in the barn. In all seriousness, this show will fail after one episode. Rainn Wilson can’t anchor a series; and besides Mose, there’s NO ONE else on his beet farm. Jim and Pam went to stay on his beet farm in one episode of The Office; they hated the creepy place so much, they left in the middle of the night. I see droves leaving in the middle of the first episode.

  • Sod Biscuits

    not too mention Angela is pregnant with Dwight’s baby(we don’t know this for sure, but given her gay senator husband and the lots of sex dwight and angela had..), so i would assume as well as having Moes on the beet farm, we would have Angela and a little Dwight…

  • Stinky

    A workable spin-off for ‘The Office’ would only work with Jim and Pam. Krasinski probably wants to do other things. Seriously doubt it would happen.

    Ed Helms is cranking out features, so don’t count on an ‘Andy’ spin-off, either.

    Dwight rocks in the office, but episodes featuring his house and farm are odd and a little creepy.

  • titan3

    I thought the one rule of spinoffs is never spin-off the lead’s sidekick?? Besides cousin Mose, I would guess everyone else would be new, barring obligatory cameos by the series regulars and perhaps Steve Carrell if he’s willing to help out…

    Really don’t see where this would lead to but you never know… I think the best spin-off possibility would be Ellie Kemper’s character… would be funny to see her do some wacky stuff as sort of a female Michael (sweet, clueless person) just MHO though.

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