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article imageDwight Schrute might tell 'The Office' to beet it in 2013

By Tucker Cummings     Jan 26, 2012 in Entertainment
If you love beet farms and B&Bs, you're in luck. NBC may be planning a spin-off series based on Dwight Schrute, America's favorite beet farmer/paper salesman.
According to a report on Deadline.com, Rainn Wilson and Paul Lieberstein (aka Dwight and Toby) are working on a Dwight-centric spinoff series that might premiere in 2013.
According to Deadline's unnamed source close to the production, “Paul and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight’s life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B. A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them." The proposed series would expand the number of people in the Schrute family, and also add in some wacky neighbors.
If the show does get picked up, the character of Dwight would likely remain a series regular on "The Office" before transitioning full-time to his new series at midseason.
Reactions to the proposed spin-off have been somewhat negative and/or incredulous thus far, with the AV Club unfavorably comparing the idea to failed spin-offs like "Joey" and "The Tortellis."
As with all Hollywood rumors, this news should be taken with a grain of salt. As the TV blog Warming Glow is quick to point out, "Rainn Wilson himself suggested in a Tweet yesterday that we should not 'believe everything you read in the press, ok?'"
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