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Friday, March 09, 2007

The Office “Newpeats” and Marathon

If you’re suffering from March Madness — otherwise known as the season of endless repeats and silly mid-season replacements — then you’ll want to give thanks to NBC and The Office for giving TV fans something new.

On March 15 at 8 p.m. EST, The Office is offering fans two old episodes, but with a new spin. Termed “newpeats” by the clever PR folks at NBC, the episodes Traveling Salesman and Oscar’s Return will feature never-before-seen footage and will be re-edited for the new showing.

Then, on March 29 at 8 p.m. EST, you’ll want to settle in for The Office marathon. Actor Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby, is hosting "A Night at the Office" marathon that includes five back-to-back "human resource nightmare" episodes, according to a press release from NBC.

"It's about giving something extra to our wonderful fans," said The Office executive producer, Greg Daniels. "Their loyalty must be rewarded somehow, and we don't have the budget for ten million muffin baskets."

Greg, you can keep the muffin basket. I’ll take new scenes from The Office over banana-nut muffins any day.


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