Paramount Network Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Office’

The Office will premiere on Paramount Network on Monday June 17th at 5pm with a double-bill, it has been announced.

Based on the Ricky Gervais series of the same name, The Office follows the day-to-day lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company. The comedy series is produced by Universal Television and stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak. The series previously aired in the UK on Comedy Central.

In the pilot, when a documentary crew comes to the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management, manager Michael Scott tries to paint a happy picture of his domain, but his jokes keep falling flat. Then, worse, his supervisor from the corporate office tells him that his branch may be downsized. Making a characteristically bad leadership decision, Michael decides not to tell his staff, but the information quickly leaks. Meanwhile sales rep Jim spars with his irritating nemesis Dwight, and flirts with office receptionist Pam, until they are all forced to consider what their options are if there is downsizing.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.