NBC’s Bob Greenblatt on ‘The Office’ Reboot Rumors: ‘Probably Best I Don’t Talk About It’

Chairman plays coy on pre-upfronts conference call

Last Updated: May 13, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

NBC may have brought back “Will & Grace” last year, but NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was mum on any potential revival of another former NBC sitcom, “The Office.”

“I don’t want to be coy,” said Greenblatt during a conference call with reporters on Sunday to discuss NBC’s fall schedule. “I’m probably the one that’s putting stuff out there that shouldn’t be. It’s probably best I don’t talk about it.”

Rumors of a return to Dunder Mifflin have been circulating since the summer. NBC previously said those rumors were false, but Greenblatt told Deadline that if “The Office” creator Greg Daniels wanted to do a revival, he would be game. Another report in TV Line said that if “The Office” did return it would be without Steve Carell’s Michael Scott, and that a search for a new “World’s Best Boss” was underway.

Already, this past season saw the return of “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne” on ABC. CBS, meanwhile, will bring back “Murphy Brown” in the fall.

“The Office” ran for nine seasons and starred Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and Mindy Kaling, among others, and was based off the British comedy from Ricky Gervais.