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Things might be getting a little meta over at The Office as the kind of workplace drama depicted on the sitcom is swirling around the production itself. In addition to star and writer Mindy Kaling getting her own Fox pilot, rumors about a Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) spinoff called The Farm continue to swirl, made more real by the news that showrunner Paul Lieberstein is leaving the series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lieberstein, who also plays Toby Flenderson, wants to shift his focus to the still-unconfirmed spinoff. NBC now needs to find not only a replacement for Lieberstein, but also, potentially, Kaling and also head writer Daniel Chun, who signed a deal with ABC Studios.