List of The Office (U.S. TV series) episodes

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The Office is an American television sitcom broadcast on NBC. Created as an adaptation by Greg Daniels of the British series of the same name, it is a mockumentary that follows the day-to-day lives of the employees of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin ("Dunder Mifflin a Division of Sabre" from mid season 6 to the end of season 8), a fictional paper supply company.[1] The series ran on NBC in the United States from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. Additionally, nine spin-off series of webisodes of The Office have been aired on NBC.com.

The Office aired a short first season in 2005 that consisted of six episodes. This was followed by a full-length second season in 2005–06 that consisted of 22 episodes, and a third season in 2006–07, with 25 episodes. Due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the fourth season that aired in 2007–08 consisted of 19 episodes.[2] The fifth season aired during 2008–09 and consisted of 28 episodes. The sixth season aired during 2009–10 and consisted of 26 episodes. The seventh season aired during 2010–11 and consisted of 26 episodes. The eighth season aired during 2011–12 and consisted of 24 episodes. The ninth season aired during 2012–13 and consisted of 25 episodes. A total of 201 episodes of The Office aired over nine seasons.

The first set of webisodes, titled The Accountants, consisted of ten episodes and ran between the second and third seasons. Kevin's Loan consisted of four episodes and ran between the fourth and fifth seasons. The Outburst aired in the middle of the fifth season and consisted of four episodes. Blackmail aired during the end of the fifth season and consisted of four episodes. Subtle Sexuality aired during the beginning of the sixth season and consisted of three episodes. The Mentor aired near the end of the sixth season and consisted of four episodes. The 3rd Floor aired during the beginning of the seventh season and consisted of three episodes. The Podcast aired near the middle of the seventh season (was previously available on the season 6 DVD) and consisted of three episodes. The latest webisode series, The Girl Next Door aired near the end of the seventh season and consisted of two episodes.

The first eight seasons are available on DVD in region 1, while the first seven seasons are available in regions 2 and 4. Starting with season five, the series is available on Blu-ray Disc. This list is ordered by the episodes' original air dates and not by the production code numbers provided by NBC's official episode guide, which show the order in which episodes were filmed.[3]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release datesU.S. viewers
(million)
Season
rank
Season
18–49 rank
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
16March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24)April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)August 16, 2005 (2005-08-16)April 10, 2006 (2006-04-10)August 16, 2006 (2006-08-16)5.4#102[4]#45[5]
222September 20, 2005 (2005-09-20)May 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)September 12, 2006 (2006-09-12)January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28)April 4, 2007 (2007-04-04)8.0#67[6]#29[7]
325September 21, 2006 (2006-09-21)May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17)September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04)July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21)August 20, 2008 (2008-08-20) (Part 1)
April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22) (Part 2)
8.3#68[8]#27[9]
419September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)September 2, 2008 (2008-09-02)June 14, 2010 (2010-06-14)September 2, 2009 (2009-09-02) (Part 1)
December 2, 2009 (2009-12-02) (Part 2)
8.0#77[10]#27[11]
528September 25, 2008 (2008-09-25)May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07)September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29) (Part 1)
March 2, 2011 (2011-03-02) (Part 2)
9.0#52[12]#11[13]
626September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)May 20, 2010 (2010-05-20)September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)August 4, 2011 (2011-08-04) (Part 1)
November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09) (Part 2)
7.8#52[14]#15[15]
726September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03)[16]August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22) (Part 1)
November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07) (Part 2)[17]
7.7#53[18]#16[19]
824September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22)May 10, 2012 (2012-05-10)September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)[20]April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)[21]February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13) (Part 1)[22]
August 8, 2013 (2013-08-08) (Part 2)[23]
6.5#87[24]#35[25]
925September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)[26]September 15, 2014 (2014-09-15)[27]February 13, 2014 (2014-02-13) (Part 1)[28]
June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19) (Part 2)[29]
5.1#94[30]#43[30]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2005)[edit]

Season one aired between March 24 and April 26, 2005. It originally debuted as a midseason replacement for Committed.[31] It carried over general plot ideas from the earlier British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, and particularly the threat of wholesale downsizing. However, only the pilot was a direct adaptation of one of the UK version's episodes.[32]

This season introduced the main characters, and established the general plot as a documentary crew is recording the lives of the employees of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In a mockumentary format, it shows Michael Scott (Steve Carell), regional manager of the Scranton branch office, as he tries to convince the filmmakers of the documentary that he presides over a happy, well-running office. Meanwhile, sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) finds methods to undermine his cube-mate, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson); receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) is trying to deal with Michael's insensitivities and flubs; and the temporary employee Ryan Howard (B. J. Novak) is acting mostly as an observer of the insanity around him.[32]

The Office season 1 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Ken KwapisTeleplay by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant and Greg DanielsMarch 24, 2005 (2005-03-24)100111.2[34]
22"Diversity Day"Ken KwapisB. J. NovakMarch 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)10026.0[35]
33"Health Care"Ken WhittinghamPaul LiebersteinApril 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)10065.8[36]
44"The Alliance"Bryan GordonMichael SchurApril 12, 2005 (2005-04-12)10045.4[37]
55"Basketball"Greg DanielsGreg DanielsApril 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)10055.0[38]
66"Hot Girl"Amy HeckerlingMindy KalingApril 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)10034.8[34]

Season 2 (2005–06)[edit]

Season two of The Office premiered on September 20, 2005, and ended on May 11, 2006.[39][40] NBC initially ordered only six episodes for the season, and in September, ordered seven more.[41] On November 3, 2005, NBC ordered an additional three,[42] and in the end it had ordered a full season of 22 episodes.[43] Season two featured the first "super-sized" 40-minute episode of The Office.[44]

The second season further developed into the plot of the fear of company downsizing, along with the introduction of new characters and developing some of the minor ones—especially that of Dwight.[45] As Michael starts a relationship with his boss Jan Levenson (Melora Hardin), Pam and Jim’s relationship become one of the focal points of the season. Their compatibility becomes more obvious as Jim’s feelings for Pam continue to grow, while she struggles with her relationship with the warehouse worker Roy Anderson (David Denman).

The Office season 2 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
71"The Dundies"Greg DanielsMindy KalingSeptember 20, 2005 (2005-09-20)20039.0[34]
82"Sexual Harassment"Ken KwapisB. J. NovakSeptember 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)20027.13[46]
93"Office Olympics"Paul FeigMichael SchurOctober 4, 2005 (2005-10-04)20048.3[47]
104"The Fire"Ken KwapisB. J. NovakOctober 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)20017.6[48]
115"Halloween"Paul FeigGreg DanielsOctober 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)20068.0[49]
126"The Fight"Ken KwapisGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergNovember 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)20077.9[50]
137"The Client"Greg DanielsPaul LiebersteinNovember 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)20057.5[51]
148"Performance Review"Paul FeigLarry WilmoreNovember 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)20098.0[52]
159"E-mail Surveillance"Paul FeigJennifer CelottaNovember 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)20088.1[53]
1610"Christmas Party"Charles McDougallMichael SchurDecember 6, 2005 (2005-12-06)20109.7[34]
1711"Booze Cruise"Ken KwapisGreg DanielsJanuary 5, 2006 (2006-01-05)20138.7[54]
1812"The Injury"Bryan GordonMindy KalingJanuary 12, 2006 (2006-01-12)201110.3[55]
1913"The Secret"Dennie GordonLee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyJanuary 19, 2006 (2006-01-19)20148.7[56]
2014"The Carpet"Victor Nelli, Jr.Paul LiebersteinJanuary 26, 2006 (2006-01-26)20128.6[57]
2115"Boys and Girls"Dennie GordonB. J. NovakFebruary 2, 2006 (2006-02-02)20155.42[34]
2216"Valentine's Day"Greg DanielsMichael SchurFebruary 9, 2006 (2006-02-09)20168.95[58]
2317"Dwight's Speech"Charles McDougallPaul LiebersteinMarch 2, 2006 (2006-03-02)20178.4[59]
2418"Take Your Daughter to Work Day"Victor Nelli, Jr.Mindy KalingMarch 16, 2006 (2006-03-16)20188.8[60]
2519"Michael's Birthday"Ken WhittinghamGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergMarch 30, 2006 (2006-03-30)20197.8[61]
2620"Drug Testing"Greg DanielsJennifer CelottaApril 27, 2006 (2006-04-27)20227.8[62]
2721"Conflict Resolution"Charles McDougallGreg DanielsMay 4, 2006 (2006-05-04)20207.4[63]
2822"Casino Night"Ken KwapisSteve CarellMay 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)20217.6[34]

Season 3 (2006–07)[edit]

Season three premiered on September 21, 2006, and ended on May 17, 2007.[64][65] It featured 25 episodes, including two hour-long episodes, four "super-sized" episodes, and guest directors such as J. J. Abrams, Joss Whedon and Harold Ramis.[65][66]

The season marked the move of main character Jim Halpert from Scranton to Stamford, and also introduced Rashida Jones as Karen Filippelli, and Ed Helms as Andy Bernard (both members of Dunder Mifflin Stamford) as recurring characters. Helms would later be promoted to series regular. The main plot for the early episodes of the season deals with a recurring problem in seasons one and two—the problem of company downsizing—while in the last half of the season, inter-office relationships also became a major plot point.[67] Metacritic, which assigns normalized ratings out of 100 to critics' reviews, calculated an average score of 85/100 based on five collected reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[68]

The Office season 3 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
291"Gay Witch Hunt"Ken KwapisGreg DanielsSeptember 21, 2006 (2006-09-21)30019.11[69]
302"The Convention"Ken WhittinghamGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergSeptember 28, 2006 (2006-09-28)30067.78[70]
313"The Coup"Greg DanielsPaul LiebersteinOctober 5, 2006 (2006-10-05)30028.89[71]
324"Grief Counseling"Roger NygardJennifer CelottaOctober 12, 2006 (2006-10-12)30038.83[72]
335"Initiation"Randall EinhornB. J. NovakOctober 19, 2006 (2006-10-19)30058.46[73]
346"Diwali"Miguel ArtetaMindy KalingNovember 2, 2006 (2006-11-02)30048.81[74]
357"Branch Closing"Tucker GatesMichael SchurNovember 9, 2006 (2006-11-09)30078.05[75]
368"The Merger"Ken WhittinghamBrent ForresterNovember 16, 2006 (2006-11-16)30088.63[76]
379"The Convict"Jeffrey BlitzRicky Gervais & Stephen MerchantNovember 30, 2006 (2006-11-30)30109.07[77]
38/3910/11"A Benihana Christmas"Harold RamisJennifer CelottaDecember 14, 2006 (2006-12-14)3009/30148.44[78]
4012"Back from Vacation"Julian FarinoJustin SpitzerJanuary 4, 2007 (2007-01-04)30118.80[79]
4113"Traveling Salesmen"Greg DanielsMichael Schur & Lee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyJanuary 11, 2007 (2007-01-11)301210.12[34]
4214"The Return"Greg DanielsLee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky & Michael SchurJanuary 18, 2007 (2007-01-18)301310.2[80]
4315"Ben Franklin"Randall EinhornMindy KalingFebruary 1, 2007 (2007-02-01)301510.11[34]
4416"Phyllis's Wedding"Ken WhittinghamCaroline WilliamsFebruary 8, 2007 (2007-02-08)30168.84[81]
4517"Business School"Joss WhedonBrent ForresterFebruary 15, 2007 (2007-02-15)30178.84[82]
4618"Cocktails"J. J. AbramsPaul LiebersteinFebruary 22, 2007 (2007-02-22)30188.30[83]
4719"The Negotiation"Jeffrey BlitzMichael SchurApril 5, 2007 (2007-04-05)30196.74[34]
4820"Safety Training"Harold RamisB. J. NovakApril 12, 2007 (2007-04-12)30207.71[84]
4921"Product Recall"Randall EinhornJustin Spitzer & Brent ForresterApril 26, 2007 (2007-04-26)30257.56[85]
5022"Women's Appreciation"Tucker GatesGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergMay 3, 2007 (2007-05-03)30217.00[86]
5123"Beach Games"Harold RamisJennifer Celotta & Greg DanielsMay 10, 2007 (2007-05-10)30227.20[87]
52/5324/25"The Job"Ken KwapisPaul Lieberstein & Michael SchurMay 17, 2007 (2007-05-17)3023/30247.88[34]

Season 4 (2007–08)[edit]

NBC ordered a full fourth season of The Office consisting of 30 episodes, which included five one-hour specials. However, the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike shut down production for nearly five months in the middle of the season (between the episodes "The Deposition" and "Dinner Party").[2][88] Because of the shutdown, the fourth season of The Office only consisted of 19 half-hour episodes, ten of which were paired as five hour-long episodes. The season premiered on September 27, 2007.

Season four marked the departure of Karen Filippelli as a regular character, although she appeared for a few seconds in the first episode, "Fun Run" and in the sixth episode, "Branch Wars", as the regional manager of the Utica branch. Relationships emerged as the main theme of the season, with Jim and Pam's rising, and Michael and Jan's, as well as Dwight and Angela's declining.[89] Technology was another theme as the office staff struggled with initiatives introduced by Ryan to modernize the company.[90]

The Office season 4 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
54/551/2"Fun Run"Greg DanielsGreg DanielsSeptember 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)4001/40029.7[91]
56/573/4"Dunder Mifflin Infinity"Craig ZiskMichael SchurOctober 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)4003/40048.49[92]
58/595/6"Launch Party"Ken WhittinghamJennifer CelottaOctober 11, 2007 (2007-10-11)4005/40068.91[93]
60/617/8"Money"Paul LiebersteinPaul LiebersteinOctober 18, 2007 (2007-10-18)4007/40088.50[94]
629"Local Ad"Jason ReitmanB. J. NovakOctober 25, 2007 (2007-10-25)40098.98[95]
6310"Branch Wars"Joss WhedonMindy KalingNovember 1, 2007 (2007-11-01)40108.39[96]
6411"Survivor Man"Paul FeigSteve CarellNovember 8, 2007 (2007-11-08)40118.29[97]
6512"The Deposition"Julian FarinoLester LewisNovember 15, 2007 (2007-11-15)40128.86[98]
6613"Dinner Party"Paul FeigGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergApril 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)40139.22[99]
6714"Chair Model"Jeffrey BlitzB. J. NovakApril 17, 2008 (2008-04-17)40149.81[100]
6815"Night Out"Ken WhittinghamMindy KalingApril 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)40157.56[101]
6916"Did I Stutter?"Randall EinhornBrent Forrester & Justin SpitzerMay 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)40167.67[102]
7017"Job Fair"Tucker GatesLee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyMay 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)40177.22[103]
71/7218/19"Goodbye, Toby"Paul FeigJennifer Celotta & Paul LiebersteinMay 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)4018/40198.07[104]

Season 5 (2008–09)[edit]

On April 10, 2008, NBC ordered a fifth season consisting of 28 half-hour episodes,[105] four of which were paired as two hour-long episodes. The season premiered on September 25, 2008.[106]

This season highlighted Michael's roller coaster relationship with corporate, as he is first praised and rewarded for impressive numbers despite the economic downturn. However, when a new boss is hired Michael feels slighted by his controlling manner. The theme of the beginning and middle of the season was mostly personal relationships with Dwight, Angela, Andy, Jim, Pam, Michael, Jan, and Holly. However, the theme transformed into career growth, as Ryan, Pam, and Michael set up the Michael Scott Paper Company, Pam and Michael go on a lecture circuit, Charles takes Jan's and Ryan's job, and Jim has trouble with the new boss, Charles. The last two or so episodes of the season focused on relationships once again, with major events taking place in Jim and Pam's relationship, and also with Holly and Michael.

The Office season 5 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
73/741/2"Weight Loss"Paul FeigLee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskySeptember 25, 2008 (2008-09-25)5001/50029.20[107]
753"Business Ethics"Jeffrey BlitzRyan KohOctober 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)50038.99[108]
764"Baby Shower"Greg DanielsAaron ShureOctober 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)50048.07[109]
775"Crime Aid"Jennifer CelottaCharlie GrandyOctober 23, 2008 (2008-10-23)50057.74[110]
786"Employee Transfer"David RogersAnthony Q. FarrellOctober 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)50069.32[111]
797"Customer Survey"Stephen MerchantLester LewisNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)50078.35[112]
808"Business Trip"Randall EinhornBrent ForresterNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)50098.18[113]
819"Frame Toby"Jason ReitmanMindy KalingNovember 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)50088.40[114]
8210"The Surplus"Paul FeigGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergDecember 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)50138.33[115]
8311"Moroccan Christmas"Paul FeigJustin SpitzerDecember 11, 2008 (2008-12-11)50108.79[116]
8412"The Duel"Dean HollandJennifer CelottaJanuary 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)50118.50[117]
8513"Prince Family Paper"Asaad KeladaB. J. NovakJanuary 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)50128.74[118]
86/8714/15"Stress Relief"Jeffrey BlitzPaul LiebersteinFebruary 1, 2009 (2009-02-01)5016/501722.91[119]
8816"Lecture Circuit: Part 1"Ken KwapisMindy KalingFebruary 5, 2009 (2009-02-05)50148.39[120]
8917"Lecture Circuit: Part 2"Ken KwapisMindy KalingFebruary 12, 2009 (2009-02-12)50158.89[121]
9018"Blood Drive"Randall EinhornBrent ForresterMarch 5, 2009 (2009-03-05)50188.63[122]
9119"Golden Ticket"Randall EinhornMindy KalingMarch 12, 2009 (2009-03-12)50197.51[123]
9220"New Boss"Paul FeigLee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyMarch 19, 2009 (2009-03-19)50207.95[124]
9321"Two Weeks"Paul LiebersteinAaron ShureMarch 26, 2009 (2009-03-26)50218.45[125]
9422"Dream Team"Paul FeigB. J. NovakApril 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)50227.20[126]
9523"Michael Scott Paper Company"Gene StupnitskyJustin SpitzerApril 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)50237.94[126]
9624"Heavy Competition"Ken WhittinghamRyan KohApril 16, 2009 (2009-04-16)50248.24[127]
9725"Broke"Steve CarellCharlie GrandyApril 23, 2009 (2009-04-23)50257.21[128]
9826"Casual Friday"Brent ForresterAnthony Q. FarrellApril 30, 2009 (2009-04-30)50267.31[129]
9927"Cafe Disco"Randall EinhornWarren Lieberstein & Halsted SullivanMay 7, 2009 (2009-05-07)50277.71[130]
10028"Company Picnic"Ken KwapisJennifer Celotta & Paul LiebersteinMay 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)50286.72[131]

Season 6 (2009–10)[edit]

On January 15, 2009, it was announced that NBC renewed the series for a sixth season, consisting of 26 half-hour episodes,[132] four of which were paired as two hour-long episodes. The season premiered on September 17, 2009.[133]

Story arcs in the sixth season include Jim becoming co-manager with Michael of the Scranton branch, Michael dating Pam's mother, Dwight attempting to get Jim fired, and Dunder Mifflin facing an uncertain future due to rumors of insolvency, eventually becoming part of a larger corporation called Sabre. The season also prominently features the long-awaited wedding between Jim and Pam, as well as the birth of their first child.

The Office season 6 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1011"Gossip"Paul LiebersteinPaul LiebersteinSeptember 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)60018.20[134]
1022"The Meeting"Randall EinhornAaron ShureSeptember 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)60027.33[135]
1033"The Promotion"Jennifer CelottaJennifer CelottaOctober 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)60037.28[136]
104/1054/5"Niagara"Paul FeigGreg Daniels & Mindy KalingOctober 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)6004/60059.42[137]
1066"Mafia"David RogersBrent ForresterOctober 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)60068.10[138]
1077"The Lover"Lee EisenbergLee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyOctober 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)60078.52[139]
1088"Koi Pond"Reggie HudlinWarren Lieberstein & Halsted SullivanOctober 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)60098.20[140]
1099"Double Date"Seth GordonCharlie GrandyNovember 5, 2009 (2009-11-05)60087.94[141]
11010"Murder"Greg DanielsDaniel ChunNovember 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)60107.76[142]
11111"Shareholder Meeting"Charles McDougallJustin SpitzerNovember 19, 2009 (2009-11-19)60117.43[143]
11212"Scott's Tots"B. J. NovakGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergDecember 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)60138.10[144]
11313"Secret Santa"Randall EinhornMindy KalingDecember 10, 2009 (2009-12-10)60148.51[145]
11414"The Banker"Jeffrey BlitzJason KesslerJanuary 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)60127.29[146]
11515"Sabre"John KrasinskiJennifer CelottaFebruary 4, 2010 (2010-02-04)60157.36[147]
11616"The Manager and the Salesman"Marc WebbMindy KalingFebruary 11, 2010 (2010-02-11)60167.40[148]
117/11817/18"The Delivery"Seth Gordon (Part 1)
Harold Ramis (Part 2)
Daniel Chun (Part 1)
Charlie Grandy (Part 2)
March 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)6018/60199.00[149]
11919"St. Patrick's Day"Randall EinhornJonathan HughesMarch 11, 2010 (2010-03-11)60177.51[150]
12020"New Leads"Brent ForresterBrent ForresterMarch 18, 2010 (2010-03-18)60207.63[151]
12121"Happy Hour"Matt SohnB. J. NovakMarch 25, 2010 (2010-03-25)60217.17[152]
12222"Secretary's Day"Steve CarellMindy KalingApril 22, 2010 (2010-04-22)60226.30[153]
12323"Body Language"Mindy KalingJustin SpitzerApril 29, 2010 (2010-04-29)60237.01[154]
12424"The Cover-Up"Rainn WilsonGene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergMay 6, 2010 (2010-05-06)60246.84[155]
12525"The Chump"Randall EinhornAaron ShureMay 13, 2010 (2010-05-13)60256.60[156]
12626"Whistleblower"Paul LiebersteinWarren Lieberstein & Halsted SullivanMay 20, 2010 (2010-05-20)60266.60[157]

Season 7 (2010–11)[edit]

On March 5, 2010, NBC officially announced that it had renewed The Office for a seventh season, consisting of 26 half-hour episodes, four of which were paired as two hour-long episodes.[158][159] Steve Carell confirmed the season would be his last on the series.[160] The season premiered on September 23, 2010.[161]

The seventh season of The Office largely revolves around the character development and departure of Michael from the series. After Toby is called for jury duty, Holly returns, causing Michael to once again pursue her, despite her being in a relationship. After eventually proving himself to her, the two get engaged, but Michael decides to move to Boulder, Colorado to help Holly take care of her elderly parents. After Michael leaves, the office is forced to choose a new manager.

The Office season 7 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1271"Nepotism"Jeffrey BlitzDaniel ChunSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)70018.40[162]
1282"Counseling"Jeffrey BlitzB. J. NovakSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)70027.36[163]
1293"Andy's Play"John Stuart ScottCharlie GrandyOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)70036.95[164]
1304"Sex Ed"Paul LiebersteinPaul LiebersteinOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)70047.36[165]
1315"The Sting"Randall EinhornMindy KalingOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)70056.87[166]
1326"Costume Contest"Dean HollandJustin SpitzerOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)70068.07[167]
1337"Christening"Alex HardcastlePeter OckoNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)70077.65[168]
1348"Viewing Party"Ken WhittinghamJon VittiNovember 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)70087.15[169]
1359"WUPHF.com"Danny LeinerAaron ShureNovember 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)70097.28[170]
13610"China"Charles McDougallHalsted Sullivan & Warren LiebersteinDecember 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)70107.31[171]
137/13811/12"Classy Christmas"Rainn WilsonMindy KalingDecember 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)7011/70127.18[172]
13913"Ultimatum"David RogersCarrie KemperJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)70138.26[173]
14014"The Seminar"B. J. NovakSteve HelyJanuary 27, 2011 (2011-01-27)70147.93[174]
14115"The Search"Michael SpillerBrent ForresterFebruary 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)70157.29[175]
14216"PDA"Greg DanielsRobert PadnickFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)70176.90[176]
14317"Threat Level Midnight"Tucker GatesB. J. NovakFebruary 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)70166.41[177]
14418"Todd Packer"Randall EinhornAmelie GilletteFebruary 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)70186.12[178]
14519"Garage Sale"Steve CarellJon VittiMarch 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)70197.07[179]
14620"Training Day"Paul LiebersteinDaniel ChunApril 14, 2011 (2011-04-14)70207.87[180]
14721"Michael's Last Dundies"Mindy KalingMindy KalingApril 21, 2011 (2011-04-21)70216.85[181]
14822"Goodbye, Michael"Paul FeigGreg DanielsApril 28, 2011 (2011-04-28)70228.42[182]
14923"The Inner Circle"Matt SohnCharlie GrandyMay 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)70236.90[183]
15024"Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager"Troy MillerJustin SpitzerMay 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)70246.45[184]
151/15225/26"Search Committee"Jeffrey BlitzPaul LiebersteinMay 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)7025/70267.29[131]

Season 8 (2011–12)[edit]

On March 17, 2011, NBC renewed The Office for an eighth season,[185] consisting of 24 episodes. This season focuses on Andy Bernard becoming manager of the Scranton branch, before being replaced as manager by Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) midway through the season. James Spader also became a regular cast member, playing the role of Robert California, the new CEO of Sabre. Also, Jim and Pam welcome their second child.

The eighth season of The Office largely centers around the antics of the new Sabre CEO, Robert California. Initially, he appears calm, collected, and calculating. However, as the season progresses, it becomes obvious that his management style is slowly destroying the company. Dwight—along with Jim, Stanley, Ryan, Erin, and Cathy (Lindsay Broad)—travel to Florida to help set up a Sabre Store, where Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) is introduced. Eventually, former CFO of Dunder Mifflin David Wallace buys back the company, firing California.

The Office season 8 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1531"The List"B. J. NovakB. J. NovakSeptember 22, 2011 (2011-09-22)80027.64[186]
1542"The Incentive"Charles McDougallPaul LiebersteinSeptember 29, 2011 (2011-09-29)80016.70[187]
1553"Lotto"John KrasinskiCharlie GrandyOctober 6, 2011 (2011-10-06)80055.82[188]
1564"Garden Party"David RogersJustin SpitzerOctober 13, 2011 (2011-10-13)80046.08[189]
1575"Spooked"Randall EinhornCarrie KemperOctober 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)80065.53[190]
1586"Doomsday"Troy MillerDaniel ChunNovember 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)80036.15[191]
1597"Pam's Replacement"Matt SohnAllison SilvermanNovember 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)80075.96[192]
1608"Gettysburg"Jeffrey BlitzRobert PadnickNovember 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)80085.50[193]
1619"Mrs. California"Charlie GrandyDan GreaneyDecember 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)80095.71[194]
16210"Christmas Wishes"Ed HelmsMindy KalingDecember 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)80105.79[195]
16311"Trivia"B. J. NovakSteve HelyJanuary 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)80115.90[196]
16412"Pool Party"Charles McDougallOwen EllicksonJanuary 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)80126.02[197]
16513"Jury Duty"Eric AppelAaron ShureFebruary 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)80135.31[198]
16614"Special Project"David RogersAmelie GilletteFebruary 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)80145.19[199]
16715"Tallahassee"Matt SohnDaniel ChunFebruary 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)80154.38[200]
16816"After Hours"Brian BaumgartnerHalsted Sullivan & Warren LiebersteinFebruary 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)80165.02[201]
16917"Test the Store"Brent ForresterMindy KalingMarch 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)80174.95[202]
17018"Last Day in Florida"Matt SohnRobert PadnickMarch 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)80184.89[203]
17119"Get the Girl"Rainn WilsonCharlie GrandyMarch 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)80194.87[204]
17220"Welcome Party"Ed HelmsSteve HelyApril 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)80204.39[205]
17321"Angry Andy"Claire ScanlonJustin SpitzerApril 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)80214.35[206]
17422"Fundraiser"David RogersOwen EllicksonApril 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)80224.17[207]
17523"Turf War"Daniel ChunWarren Lieberstein & Halsted SullivanMay 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)80234.44[208]
17624"Free Family Portrait Studio"B. J. NovakB. J. NovakMay 10, 2012 (2012-05-10)80244.49[209]

Season 9 (2012–13)[edit]

On May 11, 2012, NBC renewed The Office for a ninth season,[210] which was later announced to be the final season.[211] The season consists of 25 episodes.[212]

The ninth season largely focuses on the relationship between Jim and Pam Halpert. After Jim decides to follow his dream and start a sports marketing company in Philadelphia, Pam begins to worry about moving, and the couple's relationship experiences stress. Meanwhile, Andy abandons the office for a three-month boating trip, and eventually quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a star. Dwight is then promoted to regional manager.

The Office season 9 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code[33]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1771"New Guys"Greg DanielsGreg DanielsSeptember 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)90014.28[213]
1782"Roy's Wedding"Matt SohnAllison SilvermanSeptember 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)90024.13[214]
1793"Andy's Ancestry"David RogersJonathan Green & Gabe MillerOctober 4, 2012 (2012-10-04)90034.14[215]
1804"Work Bus"Bryan CranstonBrent ForresterOctober 18, 2012 (2012-10-18)90044.28[216]
1815"Here Comes Treble"Claire ScanlonOwen EllicksonOctober 25, 2012 (2012-10-25)90064.00[217]
1826"The Boat"John KrasinskiDan SterlingNovember 8, 2012 (2012-11-08)90074.83[218]
1837"The Whale"Rodman FlenderCarrie KemperNovember 15, 2012 (2012-11-15)90084.16[219]
1848"The Target"Brent ForresterGraham WagnerNovember 29, 2012 (2012-11-29)90093.88[220]
1859"Dwight Christmas"Charles McDougallRobert PadnickDecember 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)90104.16[221]
18610"Lice"Rodman FlenderNiki Schwartz-WrightJanuary 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)90114.54[222]
18711"Suit Warehouse"Matt SohnDan GreaneyJanuary 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)90124.15[223]
18812"Customer Loyalty"Kelly CantleyJonathan Green & Gabe MillerJanuary 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)90134.19[224]
18913"Junior Salesman"David RogersCarrie KemperJanuary 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)90144.45[225]
19014"Vandalism"Lee KirkOwen EllicksonJanuary 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)90153.97[225]
19115"Couples Discount"Troy MillerAllison SilvermanFebruary 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)90164.15[226]
19216"Moving On"Jon FavreauGraham WagnerFebruary 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)90174.06[227]
19317"The Farm"Paul LiebersteinPaul LiebersteinMarch 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)90053.54[228]
19418"Promos"Jennifer CelottaTim McAuliffeApril 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)90183.44[229]
19519"Stairmageddon"Matt SohnDan SterlingApril 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)90193.83[230]
19620"Paper Airplane"Jesse PeretzHalsted Sullivan & Warren LiebersteinApril 25, 2013 (2013-04-25)90203.25[231]
19721"Livin' the Dream"Jeffrey BlitzNiki Schwartz-WrightMay 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)90213.51[232]
198/19922/23"A.A.R.M."David RogersBrent ForresterMay 9, 2013 (2013-05-09)9022/90234.56[233]
200/20124/25"Finale"¤Ken KwapisGreg DanielsMay 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)9024/90255.69[234]

Webisodes[edit]

The Accountants (2006)[edit]

NBC announced on March 16, 2006 that there would be ten original, stand-alone webisode shorts on NBC.com. They debuted on July 12, and concluded on September 6, 2006.[235] They were directed by Randall Einhorn and written by Michael Schur and Paul Lieberstein, and were edited by Michael Zurer, an assistant editor on the series. It took two days to film them,[236] and in June 2007, The Accountants won the Comedy Short Award at the inaugural Webby Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy.[237] In November 2007, the webisodes became a point of argument for the Writers Guild of America for the 2007 strike, as none of the writers or actors featured in the webisodes were paid residuals for their participation.[238]

Major characters Michael, Jim and Pam do not appear in The Accountants webisodes. Instead, the focus is on the three members of the accounting department: Oscar, Angela and Kevin—who appear in each webisode—as they try to find $3000 missing from the office budget.[239]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"The Books Don't Balance"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinJuly 13, 2006 (2006-07-13)
2"Phyllis"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinJuly 13, 2006 (2006-07-13)
3"Meredith"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinJuly 20, 2006 (2006-07-20)
4"Stanley"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinJuly 27, 2006 (2006-07-27)
5"Someone in the Warehouse"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinAugust 3, 2006 (2006-08-03)
6"The Memo"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinAugust 10, 2006 (2006-08-10)
7"Things Are Getting Tense"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinAugust 17, 2006 (2006-08-17)
8"You're Mean"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinAugust 24, 2006 (2006-08-24)
9"Michael's Office"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinAugust 31, 2006 (2006-08-31)
10"The Best Day of My Life"Randall EinhornMichael Schur & Paul LiebersteinSeptember 7, 2006 (2006-09-07)

Kevin's Loan (2008)[edit]

NBC ordered a new set of webisodes for the summer of 2008. The webisode series began its run on July 10, 2008, and ended on July 31, 2008. The webisodes feature Kevin, who pursues a unique solution in an effort to pay back his looming gambling debts. The other characters who appeared are Oscar, Stanley and Darryl.[240]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"Money Trouble"Brent ForresterAnthony FarrellJuly 10, 2008 (2008-07-10)
2"Malone's Cones"Brent ForresterRyan KohJuly 17, 2008 (2008-07-17)
3"Exposed Wires"Brent ForresterRyan KohJuly 24, 2008 (2008-07-24)
4"Taste the Ice Cream"Brent ForresterAnthony FarrellJuly 31, 2008 (2008-07-31)

The Outburst (2008)[edit]

NBC ordered a new set of webisodes for the winter of 2008. The webisode series began its run on November 20, 2008. The webisodes feature all of The Office characters except for Michael, Pam, Jim, Dwight and Ryan. Oscar has an outburst in the middle of the office and his coworkers start an investigation.[241]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"The Call"Lee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesNovember 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
2"The Investigation"Lee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesNovember 26, 2008 (2008-11-26)
3"The Search"Lee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesDecember 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)
4"The Explanation"Lee Eisenberg & Gene StupnitskyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesDecember 11, 2008 (2008-12-11)

Blackmail (2009)[edit]

Creed decides to take up blackmail, and attempts to get money out of Oscar, Andy, Kelly, Angela, and Meredith.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"Oscar"B. J. NovakNate FedermanMay 7, 2009 (2009-05-07)
2"Andy"B. J. NovakNate FedermanMay 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
3"Kelly"B. J. NovakJonathan HughesMay 21, 2009 (2009-05-21)
4"Pay Day"B. J. NovakJonathan HughesMay 28, 2009 (2009-05-28)

Subtle Sexuality (2009)[edit]

Kelly and Erin form their own girl group, Subtle Sexuality, and get Ryan and Andy to assist them with their first music video, "Male Prima Donna".

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"Creative Differences"Mindy KalingNate Federman & Jonathan HughesOctober 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
2"The Replacement"Mindy KalingNate Federman & Jonathan HughesOctober 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
3"The Music Video"Mindy KalingNate Federman & Jonathan HughesOctober 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)

The Mentor (2010)[edit]

Erin wants to make a career change and finds herself a mentor: Angela.[242]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"The Pupil"Kelly CantleyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesMarch 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)
2"Reimbursements"Kelly CantleyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesMarch 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)
3"Lunchtime"Kelly CantleyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesMarch 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)
4"BFFs?"Kelly CantleyNate Federman & Jonathan HughesMarch 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)

The 3rd Floor (2010)[edit]

Ryan attempts to make a horror film titled The 3rd Floor using Dunder Mifflin as a location, and workers such as Kelly, Erin, Gabe, Kevin and Meredith as actors. The 3rd Floor was written by Jonathan Hughes, Kelly Hannon and Mary Wall and directed by Mindy Kaling.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"Moving On"Mindy KalingKelly Hannon & Jonathan Hughes & Mary WallOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)
2"Lights. Camera. Action!"Mindy KalingKelly Hannon & Jonathan Hughes & Mary WallOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)
3"The Final Product"Mindy KalingKelly Hannon & Jonathan Hughes & Mary WallOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)

The Podcast (2011)[edit]

Gabe attempts to record a podcast in the office about the Sabre website, hoping to impress corporate. The webisodes were made available on January 20, 2011 on NBC.com, but were previously included on the season 6 DVD release.[243]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"Gabe's Podcast"Charlie GrandyKelly HannonJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)
2"The First Entry"Charlie GrandyMary WallJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)
3"The Debut"Charlie GrandyJonathan HughesJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)

The Girl Next Door (2011)[edit]

The series focuses on Kelly and Erin's girl group called Subtle Sexuality. The first webisode documents the behind-the-scenes aspects of their second single "The Girl Next Door", while the second and final webisode is the music video itself, which features Ryan. The webisodes were made available on May 4, 2011 on NBC.com.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginally posted
1"The Story of Subtle Sexuality"Mindy KalingKelly Hannon & Jonathan Hughes & Mary WallMay 4, 2011 (2011-05-04)
2"The Girl Next Door"Mindy KalingKelly Hannon & Jonathan Hughes & Mary WallMay 4, 2011 (2011-05-04)

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