The Office

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Is it time to return to Scranton, Pennsylvania? NBC reportedly thinks so and could be bringing The Office back to life.

While some people might be feeling like Stanley on pretzel day, for many fans, this news might feel more like Toby has returned—for good. How could any version of The Office possibly be the same without the majority of the main cast?

TVLine's report already noted Steve Carell will not be returning, and that the new show, should it come together, will be a "mix of new and old cast members." Viewers already know from the last few seasons of the show's original run that Dunder Mifflin without Michael Scott is like a Jim without a Pam, that's not to say there weren't a few bright spots, but Michael Scott-less seasons eight and nine were definitely not as strong.

While it is a bit of a problem for the revival that The Office turned most of its main cast into big stars, a surprisingly large number of those stars have said they'd be up for returning if a reunion or revival were to happen. So all NBC really has to do is hold them to their word, and this revival could turn out to be exactly the trip to Scranton we've all been dreaming of. 

Scroll down to see what the cast has been up to lately and what they've said about an Office reunion. 

Zach Woods

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What's he up to? Woods appears in The Post and has been popping up everywhere from Ghostbusters to Playing House and his HBO comedy Silicon Valley.

Paul Lieberstein

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What's he up to? Lieberstein was brought in as showrunner to change things up on Fox's Ghosted. He also wrote and directed Song of Back and Neck.

Oscar Nunez

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What's he up to? Nunez recently appeared in Baywatch, Shameless, People of Earth and The 5th Quarter.

Brian Baumgartner

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What's he up to? The actor has kept busy with roles on Hand of God, Good Behavior and Life in Pieces.

Kate Flannery

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What's she up to? Flannery has multiple projects in the pipeline according to IMDb, and you can often see her performing in her musical comedy duo The Lampshades (which we highly recommend if you ever get a chance).

Angela Kinsey

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What's she up to? Kinsey appeared in the canceled Netflix series Haters Back Off and has roles in several upcoming projects, including Andover, Extracurricular Activities and The 5th Quarter. She hosts a web baking series with her husband.

Leslie David Baker

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What's he up to? Leslie David Baker has been acting consistently since The Office wrapped, most recently popping up on Raven's Home and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television. He was in 2018's The Happytime Murders.

B.J. Novak

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What's he up to? Not a whole lot this year in terms of acting, but he has written several books. He appeared in 2016's The Founder and recurred on The Mindy Project.

Ellie Kemper

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What's she up to? Oh nothing, just starring in her very own critically acclaimed Netflix show called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also does some cartoon voices and has a young son. Her book My Squirrel Days just came out.

Craig Robinson

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What's he up to? Several movies and a starring role on Fox's canceled Ghosted.

Creed Bratton

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What's he up to? More than you might realize. He's been working steadily as an actor since The Office ended, and he currently had a couple movies in which he played "Quarrelsome Saloon Guy Town 2" and "Cowboy Guy." He's definitely also busy with his website,\creedthoughts.

Ed Helms

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What's he up to? Helms has a couple of movies coming up and returned to Comedy Central for a Fake News special.

Mindy Kaling

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What's she up to? So, so many things. She recently had Champions on NBC, wrapped a movie with Emma Thompson and is at work on Hulu's Four Weddings and Funeral show.

Phyllis Smith

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What's she up to? The second season of The OA began filming in January, and since she was in every episode of season one, we can only assume she'll be in every episode of season two.

Rainn Wilson

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What's he up to? He was in a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, and he's got a couple movies coming out. He has also spent a bit of time this year ranting about how he is not Dwight Schrute (as part of a podcast).

Jenna Fischer, White House Correspondents Association Dinner

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What's she up to? She has an ABC show called Splitting Up Together that's in its second season.

John Krasinski, 2017 SAG Awards, Arrivals

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What's he up to? A Quiet Place was a huge hit and a sequel is in the works, and he has the Jack Ryan series for Amazon. 


Steve Carell, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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What's he up to? Steve Carell just signed on to star in the untitled Apple drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. On the big screen, where he's spent much of his time post-The Office, he has Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen.

NBC declined to comment on the original revival reports, but Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, previously told Deadline there has been talk about more The Office. The network has already brought back Will & Grace to great success.

"We often talk about The Office, I've talked to [Greg Daniels] four times over the past few years. It's always, 'maybe some day but not now'," Greenblatt told Deadline. "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."

That was back in August.

Do you want to see an Office revival? Who do you hope appears in it?

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