Good news, fans of beet farms/bed and breakfasts in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside: NBC is reportedly working a spinoff of The Office starring actor Rainn Wilson that will be set at the fabled Schrute Farms. Deadline reports that while "no deals have been closed," NBC is targeting a potential midseason 2013 launch. The concept: "[I]t will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together."
Schrute Farms was introduced in a 2007 episode of The Office as an "agritourism" bed and breakfast in which guests take part in activities like table-making demonstrations, beet wine-making, and distributing manure. The B&B has three rooms, each with a different theme: "America, Irrigation, and Nighttime."
The long-running fake TripAdvisor page for Schrute Farms has 875 reviews with an average 4/5 rating. In the episode of The Office that introduced the farm, Dwight Schrute had this to say:
Trip Adviser is the life-blood of the agro-tourism industry. A couple of bad reviews there, you may as well close up shop. That's what took down the Stalk Inn; one of the cutest little asparagus farms you'll ever see.
Wrote Deadline: "The potential spinoff will be introduced in an Office episode later this season set at Schrute Farms. "
· ‘The Office’ Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch [Deadline]