Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA, branch, is apparently back open for business, people, and the Internet has readied the memes.
The show, which may come back for the 2018-2019 season, will not see the return of Steve Carrell as the World’s Best Boss, Michael Scott.
Twitter has responded accordingly with some appropriate snippets of the most gif’d TV show to hit the small screen.
Some were as elated as Scott at the office party:
OMFG IM FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS APPARENT ‘THE OFFICE’ REVIVAL pic.twitter.com/xDcAXLXokl
— gab (@gabisodd_) December 19, 2017
The Office is getting a reboot!????????????????????????????????? yes! pic.twitter.com/NEVtka9o86
— Khleo Thomas (@KhleoThomas) December 19, 2017
— Aaliyah. (@astoldbyaaliyah) December 19, 2017
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) December 19, 2017
Others were sad Scott won’t be returning:
This gif should be the standard response to the news of The Office returning. pic.twitter.com/JabCd6aCZJ
— Mr Ducks ? (@aceapplebees) December 19, 2017
how i feel about NBC trying to revive the office without michael scott: pic.twitter.com/ZUsw4kLgvd
— Lyric Sabin (@SabinLyric) December 19, 2017
— Holly Hays (@hollyvhays) December 19, 2017
How does one revive the Office without Steve Carrell.. pic.twitter.com/CfB8PMQhwP
— Logan Clevenger (@Logan_Clevenger) December 19, 2017
And some were just knee-deep in a celebratory Monday night marathon:
How I feel about finishing The Office for the 6th time: pic.twitter.com/GxtBs9eBf9
— Catherine Ashworth (@CatherineAshwo5) December 19, 2017
When bae falls asleep watching the office … pic.twitter.com/s4ScObEhIH
— anonymous ? (@ninetieskiddd) December 19, 2017
Back in August, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline that he’d been talking to showrunner Greg Daniels about the possibility of bringing the show back.
We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to [Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now.’ 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.
As TVLine points out, NBC‘s most recent reboot, Will and Grace, did really well.
The reboot was nominated for two Golden Globes, on top of the 27 nominations it got when it was originally on the air.
So it would make sense for NBC to jump on the bandwagon of revival magic; the same magic that has seen us promised a Jumanji reboot and the return of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
You can watch the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle trailer below:
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NBC declined to comment on or confirm any details of this story.
But we live in hope.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.