The Office 9 Seasons 2012

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Season 8
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13. Jury Duty TV-14 CC

Jim returns from jury duty - Jack Coleman guest stars.

23 minutes
Original air date:
February 2, 2012

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Jury Duty

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Season 8
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    1. The List The new Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin is revealed and faces a crisis -- two-time Emmy winner James Spader joins the cast.

    TV-14 23min September 22, 2011
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    2. The Incentive Robert California (James Spader) challenges the Scranton branch to double sales.

    TV-PG 23min September 29, 2011
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    3. Lotto All the warehouse workers win the lottery.

    TV-PG 23min October 6, 2011
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    4. Garden Party Andy throws a garden party at Schrute Farms -- Josh Groban, Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace guest star.

    TV-14 23min October 13, 2011
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    5. Spooked Fears are revealed on the spookiest Halloween in Dunder Mifflin history.

    TV-14 23min October 27, 2011
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    6. Doomsday Dwight starts a system to find mistakes in the office.

    TV-PG 23min November 3, 2011
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    7. Pam's Replacement Pam trains a temp to take her place while she is on maternity leave.

    TV-PG 23min November 10, 2011
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    8. Gettysburg Andy takes the office on an inspiring field trip to Gettysburg -- Lindsay Broad guest stars.

    TV-14 23min November 17, 2011
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    9. Mrs. California Meet Mrs. California -- Maura Tierney and Lindsay Broad guest star.

    TV-PG 23min December 1, 2011
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    10. Christmas Wishes Andy grants everyone's holiday wishes.

    TV-14 23min December 8, 2011
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    11. Trivia Andy tries to find a way to meet his goal of doubling sales.

    TV-PG 23min January 12, 2012
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    12. Pool Party Robert's last hurrah.

    TV-14 23min January 19, 2012
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    13. Jury Duty Jim returns from jury duty - Jack Coleman guest stars.

    TV-14 23min February 2, 2012
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    14. Special Project Dwight is assigned a special project.

    TV-PG 23min February 9, 2012
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    15. Tallahassee Dwight is on a mission to get noticed at Corporate - Catherine Tate ("The Catherine Tate Show") joins the show.

    TV-PG 23min February 16, 2012
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    16. After Hours Andy makes the office stay late..

    TV-14 23min February 23, 2012
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    17. Test the Store The Florida team readies the new Sabre store.

    TV-PG 23min March 1, 2012
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    18. Last Day in Florida After Robert California (two-time Emmy winner James Spader) reveals that he hates Nellie's (Catherine Tate) business plan, Jim (John Kraskinski) tries to save Dwight (Rainn Wilson) from being fired. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) learns that Erin (Ellie Kemper) isn't coming back to Scranton.

    TV-PG 23min March 8, 2012
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    19. Get the Girl Andy takes a road trip to change his life.

    TV-PG 23min March 15, 2012
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    20. Welcome Party The office throws a welcome party for Nellie.

    TV-PG 23min April 12, 2012
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    21. Angry Andy Andy returns to the office to quite a shock.

    TV-14 23min April 19, 2012
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    22. Fundraiser Andy makes a splash at a local fundraiser.

    TV-14 23min April 26, 2012
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    23. Turf War Who gets all the clients left behind?

    TV-PG 23min May 3, 2012
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    24. Free Family Portrait Studio Dwight offers free family portraits for the office. Andy (Ed Helms) returns to Dunder Mifflin as a janitor, harboring a secret plan.

    TV-14 23min May 10, 2012
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    Season 8 Sneak Peek Get caught up on the events of last season, and see what's ahead for Dunder-Mifflin with this special sneak peek. What will become of Jim, Pam, Dwight, and Andy now that there's someone new calling the shots? Download this first-look at the new season and hear what the cast has to say.

    TV-14 4min August 29, 2011

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Eric Appel
Supporting actors Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, James Spader, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Zach Woods, Jack Coleman, Lindsey Broad
Season year 2012
Network NBC
Executive Producer Steve Burgess
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45 of 59 people found the following review helpful By C. D. White on July 18, 2012
Format: DVD
Don't get me wrong, The Office isn't what it used to be, and Steve Carell's departure has hurt this flailing show taking everything into consideration. But it's too easy to point the finger at Catherine Tate and James Spader as reasons that this season was sub-par by Office standards and average by most other TV comedy standards. The fact is James Spader and Catherine Tate as Robert California and Nellie Bertram were actually continually funny throughout the season to me. And why that's so is because both of those characters are absolutely insane. That was the main ingrediant to what made the show head and shoulders above anything before it when it first started. It also had a compelling love story with Jim and Pam and besides those two characters pretty much everyone else was either completely bonkers and had some odd quirks. As the show has progressed, those characters were either toned down or became charicatures of themselves and the enduring love story has become painfully boring.

The main problem as any die hard Office fan knows stems from the writing. Andy was my favorite character and in a strange stroke of misfortune for me as a viewer Ed Helms became famous which meant the writers felt compelled to make Andy Bernard more like Stu Price. But what made Andy funny was that for the most part we used to laugh at him now we are supposed to laugh with him. The writers tried to shoehorn an upper class jerk with anger issues into a relatable character. In doing so we are basically supposed to forget who he used to be. I have been alternating watching season 3 and season 8 recently and the Andy of season 3 is a completely different person than the Andy of season 8. Real people don't change as much in 5 years as Andy has on this show, so why do the writers think we should accept this...
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103 of 139 people found the following review helpful By David Calderhead on May 29, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
As much as I disliked Season 6 of The Office, in retrospect it was better than Season 8. Before the season began, we were told that because Michael Scott was no longer around the show was going to focus on the ensemble more. Instead we were fed a steady diet of Andy as the manager and his conflicts with Robert California (James Spadar) as CEO. This dull note was hit repeatedly leading to a series of repetitive episodes where Andy feels inadequate and the staff reassures him. The problem was that Andy has always been a buffoonish character and trying to shoehorn him into the central role didn't work. Couple that with the tiresome Andy/Erin relationship which had been stumbling around for three seasons without any real direction or coherence and we got a giant dose of Andy that no one wanted to see.

While Michael Scott may have been the comedic driver of the show through Season 7, it was the reactions of the rest of the cast, and especially Jim and Pam, which gave the show its emotional resonance. Now, Jim and Pam are given virtually nothing to do and the rest of the characters have been reduced to single note punch lines. John Krasinski should sue over the lack of forward motion for Jim. Jenna Fischer was also neglected this year, but some of that can be ascribed to her real life pregnancy. The treatment of the rest of the cast has been just as thoughtless. Kevin and Erin appear to be competing for some sort of stupidity award in which they barely seem like functional adults. This was especially problematic for Erin given that we were supposed to care about her romantic chances with Andy, but it mostly felt like a teenager mooning over her teacher. Stanley, Oscar and Meredith once again got little to no screen time.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Otto Correct TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 25, 2012
Format: DVD
Wow, in this past season of the Office, the show's quality fell straight off a cliff.

I'm fine with Michael leaving, there was plenty of comedic talent among the cast to make it an enjoyable show without him, but the writing was super lazy and no one seemed to have any idea where anything was going. This was most manifest in the two new characters they brought aboard. (SPOILERS ahead, for all who care)

James Spader as Robert California started out (in the season 7 finale) as a character that seemed to be either a genius or a con-man making it up as he went along. Throughout all of Season 8, it seemed like the writers never figured out for themselves what they wanted him to be. One episode he's a drunk screwing everything up. The next he's 3 steps ahead of everyone else. Ultimately he was both as he managed to run the company into the ground and yet convince David Wallace to give him a million dollars severance to go abroad Europe "training" teenage gymnasts in what had to be one of the dumbest character moments the show has ever had (I mean, really? David Wallace can't see through Robert's BS, but the entire office INCLUDING KEVIN can???? And they say NOTHING????).

Catherine Tate as Nellie. Plenty of fans hated her, and its not hard to see why. Personally, I think her character had potential, but again the writers didn't know who she was going to be. She seemed confidant and together for the Sable store stuff, then admits to the camera in a later episode she doesn't have any idea what she's doing.
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