The Office: Season 8 (2011 - 2012)


Season 8
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The Office spends its eighth season in the midst of an identity crisis as characters leave and reappear, but at least Robert California is gone.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Air date: Sep 22, 2011

The staff go into frantic speculation after accidentally discovering a list of their names in a notebook belonging to the mysterious new CEO.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2011

Robert challenges the office to double their sales; Pam finds an unlikely pregnancy friend.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2011

After the warehouse employees win the lottery and quit their jobs, everyone in the office fantasizes about winning big; Darryl and Andy look for new warehouse workers.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2011

When Andy decides to throw a garden party at Schrute Farms to impress Robert, Dwight researches how to be a good host; Andy's family makes him feel self conscious.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2011

Erin tries to put on a Halloween party that will please both Andy and Robert California; Jim and Pam fight about the existence of ghosts; Dwight bonds with Robert California's son.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2011

Dwight installs a device in the office that will get everyone fired if they make too many errors.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2011

Pam teams up with Dwight to prove that Jim thinks her temporary replacement is pretty; Robert California asks to join Andy, Darryl and Kevin's band.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2011

Andy tries to motivate the staff by taking them on a field trip to Gettysburg; Robert asks those who stay behind to come up with the company's next big idea.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2011

Robert California brings his wife (Maura Tierney) into the office to find her a job; Dwight opens a gym in the building.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2011

Andy tries to make holiday wishes come true; Robert decides to drown his sorrows at the office party.

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Cast & Crew

Rainn Wilson
Dwight Schrute

Actor
John Krasinski
Jim Halpert

Actor
Jenna Fischer
Pam Beesly Halpert

Actor
B.J. Novak
Ryan Howard

Actor
Ed Helms
Andy Bernard

Actor
Leslie David Baker
Stanley Hudson

Actor
Brian Baumgartner
Kevin Malone

Actor
Kate Flannery
Meredith Palmer

Actor
Angela Kinsey
Angela Martin

Actor
Oscar Nunez
Oscar Martinez

Actor
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Vance

Actor
Paul Lieberstein
Toby Flenderson

Actor
Mindy Kaling
Kelly Kapoor

Actor
Creed Bratton
Creed Bratton

Actor
Craig Robinson
Darryl Philbin

Actor
Ellie Kemper
Erin Hannon

Actor
Zach Woods
Gabe Lewis

Actor
James Spader
Robert California

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Lindsey Broad
Cathy Simms

Guest Star
Ameenah Kaplan
Val

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Ben Silverman
Executive Producer
Greg Daniels
Executive Producer
Ricky Gervais
Executive Producer
Stephen Merchant
Executive Producer
Howard Klein
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Office: Season 8

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 8

  • Aug 28, 2021
    This is the weakest season to be sure. A myriad of missteps in trying to replace Steve Carell is not improved by doubling down on arguably the most annoying of them all. Robert California fails to develop enjoyable rapport with any of the established characters, and is unbearably smug where Michael was naively sincere. Thank goodness for Dwight, Jim and Pam managing to navigate this mess and carry the show to season 9.
  • Aug 19, 2021
    I really liked it! I thought the jokes were pretty good and funny! Most characters got a bigger role like Kevin and Oscar. Good season.
  • Jul 18, 2021
    Thanks to Dwight and Jim, they saved the show. Really miss Steve Carell as Micheal, and also the show lost its magic after removing Micheal.
  • May 30, 2021
    It's still a good show, but I really miss Steve Carell as Micheal.
  • May 20, 2021
    Thank god for the Dwight K. Schrute. His back hurts from all the carying of this most bland season of the office.
  • Apr 21, 2021
    The worst season of The office. Sure, you'll find some funny moments because it's still funny, but not the same funny as before. As a matter of fact, the fact that Michael is not here sinks the show. I mean, you can't just concentrate on supporting characters for 2 seasons it has absolutely no sense for me. Surely, we had good characters development on these, but for what prize? Michael's gone and half of the show too.
  • Apr 08, 2021
    An unpopular opinion, but I actually liked this season! Different, but still great
  • Mar 19, 2021
    Although it takes some getting used to Michael's absence, season 8 provides plenty of lighthearted moments and a great new manager in Andy Bernard.
  • Feb 26, 2021
    Season 8 of The Office was ok. I didn't like the whole Andy wants to get Erin back or that Andy goes on a boat for months. I also didn't like the entire idea of having Dunder Mifflin bought by Sabre. It was fine but I didn't like the whole Sabre thing. My least favorite season.
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Just a horror show of a season, scrambling to to overcome the loss of Michael and series fatigue. The Randy California role became awful fast and Andy Bernard is just too annoying to carry the show very far. Even Jim/Pam have lost their luster. Attempts to expand the other characters seemed half-hearted by the writers and actually made them more annoying than endearing. This should really have been a half season to wrap up the series and close it out gracefully for the fans. No one deserved this mess.

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