Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Joss Whedon To Direct Episode of The Office

The Office--which nauseated me with its watered down adaption of the original English pilot--has matured into a can't-miss show this season, and not just for me --After teetering on the brink of cancellation last season, it's turned into NBC's highest rated comedy.

In November, they aired an original episode written by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, who created the original and its even-funnier-follow-up, Extras (which, incidentally, returns for its second and final season on HBO next Sunday).

Now comes word that Joss Whedon has signed on to direct an episode, as well. (Sadly, it appears he didn't write the episode. Maybe next time.)

Meanwhile, Whedon's new Buffy comic (which is designed as "the 8th Season" of the show) launches in about 6 weeks. The new Serenity mini-series will also debut in March, if I recall correctly. (Unlike the Buffy comic, it does not move forward -- it's set during the run of the show.)

Update: JJ Abrams to direct the episode after Whedon's.


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