Is The Office’s Dwight Schrute Getting His Own NBC Spinoff?

Dwight Schrute may be getting his own series on NBC in 2013. According to Deadline, the idea is to take Dwight, played on The Office by Rainn Wilson, out of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch and put him on his family farm, where he not only grows beets but also runs a bed and breakfast.

The project has apparently been in the works between Wilson and The Office executive producer Paul Lieberstein for a while. “Paul and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight’s life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B,” a source told the website. “A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it’s been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors.” It’s unknown whether cousin Mose, played by Parks & Recreation co-creator Mike Schur, will be part of that extended family.

While Dwight’s weirdness might make him interesting in a comedy like The Office, where he’s surrounded by some fairly normal characters, it remains to be seen whether that holds true with him taking center stage. The real question, however, is if the spinoff would be more like Frasier or Joey.

What do you think, does Dwight have what it takes to carry a whole show?

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  • RunnerX13

    Pass. PASS.

  • mike

    It might be funny for about 2 episodes, but it could be old real quick. 

  • Richardcasey

    It could go the way of Joey if it’s done wrong, but at the same time it could infact be UTTER GENIUS. The Schrute episodes of The Office have always been some of the better scripts. That said, Schrute farms without Cousin Mose? Hmmmm, kinda think they need him.

  • http://twitter.com/p_keely Patrick Keely

    They would have to bring in a character like Jim to balance out Dwight and his craziness. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COYHHJDE4EDAR7ADX4EYH5YSKA Michael

    I would watch this several times a day. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

  • Skipspacer

    This could be an American Fawlty Towers!  Or a complete mess,

  • sandwich eater

    Dwight is hilarious, but he shouldn’t have his own show.  What makes him great is his interactions with the rest of the cast.  If he had his own show his character would get annoying and tiresome.