NBC has passed on Rainn Wilson’s Office spinoff project The Farm, the actor tweeted Monday.
The series followed Wilson’s Office character Dwight Schrute as he managed his beet farm and bed and breakfast. “NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,” Wilson tweeted. “Had a blast making the pilot — onwards & upwards!”
Sources confirm that the show isn’t moving forward, but its backdoor pilot will still air as a stand-alone episode during the regular Office season as originally planned. NBC rejecting the show isn’t much of a surprise, the concept always sounded more like a wacky parody of a spinoff more than an actual spinoff.
The Office, which was once NBC’s top-rated scripted show, will now end its nine-year run this season without any offspring surviving into next fall. Coupled with Anderson Cooper’s talk show ending, this is also the second piece of entertainment cancellation news that was slipped out during Hurricane Sandy today.