I am the parent of two college students. They - and their friends - stream "The Office" constantly. And they are not alone. It is the top show streamed on Netflix.
I even gotten into the act. Earlier this month, Netflix released a list of all the holiday programming through the streaming service. It included Christmas episodes of the most popular shows and in which season those shows could be found. I've been watching the hilarious Christmas episodes of "The Office." It's a reminder that the show is a real gem among television comedies.
So it would be wise for Netflix (or NBC) to bring the show back, right?
That would be a no go.
Steve Carell says he wouldn't reprise his role as Michael Scott for a reboot of The Office.
He and fellow cast members Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer and Ellie Kemper stirred up speculation that the show may be returning when they reunited on “Saturday Night Live” in November. Most of the cast, minus Carell, also got together earlier this month.
Carell told the news outlet, “Collider”, that he could not see “The Office” being the same if it was brought back, and he thinks it's best to "just let it exist as what it was." He says the odds of the show’s success a second time are slim.