Steve Carell Pitches ‘Cheers’ Reboot With ‘The Office’ Cast

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For fans of NBC sitcom smash, The Office, the years since the show’s end in 2013 have been dark ones, to say the least. Sure, we’ve had Cards Against Humanity games, and even a recently announced podcast launch

However, even more exciting news has reached us. NBC is finally planning an Office reboot, which is set to launch along with the new NBC streaming network launching in 2021.

But now Steve Carrell has pitched a different reboot of the show – featuring the original cast, but in a very different setting: the universe of Cheers. 

The Office is one of NBC’s best loves sitcoms.

It was on from 2005 to 2013 and is still available on a variety of streaming sites. This means, even though it has ended, it’s never really left the cultural zeitgeist.

From left to right, we have John Krasinksi, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and BJ Novak. They played Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Dwight Shrute and Ryan the temp, respectively.

Some fans don’t know that The Office was actually a remake.

It’s based on the British BBC series of the same name, which premiered in 2001 and starred Ricky Gervais.

It’s still extremely popular to this day and can be streamed on Amazon Prime. If you haven’t watched it yet, we highly recommend!

In spite of the fact it finished almost six years ago (!), fans have remained loyal. The Office-based humor has a good presence on the internet, and the show will likely continue its reign of popularity for years to come.

The cast of characters alongside the unlikely escapades they get up to over the show’s nine seasons never fails to raise a laugh.

The relationships between the different Office characters could warm anyone’s heart. The show is a perfect balance of cringe-inducingly funny and touchingly moving.

There are certain scenes from The Office which will never get old.

Like this scene of unfortunate accountant Kevin dropping a gigantic tub of chili, which is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking.

Pam getting wasted at a work event at Chili’s, anyone? Jenna Fischer, the actress who portrayed the receptionist, posted this tweet last year and got over 380,000 likes.

Also, how adorable is it that the stars are all actually friends in real life?

Here, Jim complains about Dwight throwing the most depressing birthday party imaginable – complete with brown and grey deflated balloons and that iconic “banner.”

Michael Scott, the boss, is pictured here about to jump off the office building to prove a point to his co-workers.

The Office has also given us some of the most iconic reaction GIFs out there.

This eye roll, by long-suffering salesman Stanley, is the perfect response to a wide variety of annoying situations.

The relationships between the characters. A firm fan favorite was the will-they, won’t-they romance between reluctant salesman Jim and shy receptionist Pam.

And since then, fans have had to rely solely on reruns to get their Dunder Mifflin fix. The show does stand up to a second (or third, or fourth) watch – but it’s not the same.

Every so often, Office fans will get some never before seen info or a behind-the-scenes secret – even a card game or a podcast!

But the latest Office spin-off suggestion?

Well, it might just be our favorite yet.

This week, Steve Carell appeared on Ellen.

And, as always, he was asked about the potential future of The Office.

Rather than a regular old reboot, he had a new plan which many have found quite exciting. Carell wants to bring back the cast in the universe of classic sitcom Cheers instead.

“Not reboot The Office, but take The Office cast and reboot Cheers. So, like I would be Sam. And Jenna would be, you know? Like just take different characters.”

To be honest, we’d be happy to see the cast of The Office reunited in any capacity.

A loud cheer followed Carell’s idea. Do we think it’s gonna happen?

In fact, she was inspired to come up with some other crossover suggestions – including Gilligan’s Island and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Although it’s likely if this does ever happen, it’ll be a one-off special rather than a full series.

Want more Steve Carell content? Keep scrolling for a behind the scenes look at his Netflix show about outer space.