The network has opted to pass on its Rainn Wilson-focused Office spinoff The Farm.
The project, which will air as a back-door pilot of The Office this season, centers on Dwight (Wilson) as a beet farmer running a bed and breakfast inn. Traditionally, back-door pilots run as a test-run to help determine if the project will move ahead. In this case, NBC made the decision before the episode even aired.
"Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!" Wilson tweeted Monday.Good. I loved The Office, and I hated to see what's happened to it the past few seasons. The show's gotten better in Season 9, but that doesn't mean I have any interest in seeing The Farm. The Dwight character has grown absurd over the past few seasons, and Wilson is one of the most piously pretentious actors around. I stopped following him on Twitter years ago after I couldn't take his Soul Pancake holier-than-thou act anymore. There's a reason his movie career hasn't taken off, and I'm not surprised that NBC passed on the idea of basing an entire show around him.