It’s not exactly news, but NBC is premiering its remake of The Office later this month. Given how spectacularly NBC failed with Coupling, I’m not optimistic, and the buzz on the Internet is overwhelmingly negative.
What it does have in its favor is Steve Carell in the lead role. Among his other credits, he created one of the funniest characters in sitcom history with his performance as Edgar in the short-lived Watching Ellie. Also, even if this series is half as good as the original, it will still be better than almost anything else on broadcast television.