The Office (2011 - 2012)


Season 8
The Office

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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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Episodes

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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Dwight Schrute

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Jim Halpert

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B.J. Novak
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Leslie David Baker
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Kate Flannery
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Creed Bratton

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Darryl Philbin

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Ellie Kemper
Erin Hannon

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Gabe Lewis

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Robert California

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Cathy Simms

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Critic Reviews for The Office: Season 8

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 8

  • Aug 18, 2022
    Season Score: 64% |Ratings by Episode | {EP1: 7/10, EP2: 5/10, EP3: 6/10, EP4: 8/10, EP5: 4/10, EP6: 8/10, EP7: 6/10, EP8: 6.5/10, EP9: 6/10, EP10: 7.5/10, EP11: 8/10, EP12: 7.5/10, EP13: 6/10, EP14: 7.5/10, EP15: 7.5/10, EP16: 5.5/10, EP17: 7.5/10, EP18: 7/10, EP19: 5/10, EP20: 5/10, EP21: 4/10, EP22: 5.5/10, EP23: 7/10, EP24: 7.5/10}/ 24 Episodes = 64%
  • Aug 10, 2022
    Its an okay season... I believe they needed something to make money off of.
  • Jul 14, 2022
    This season is definitely the weakest of the bunch, we see characters who have completed their arc be forced into stories which do not fit them, especially Jim and Pam. We also see Andy become a cheap knockoff of Michael instead of becoming something of his own.
  • Mar 18, 2022
    Underappreciated season, unlike season 9's sloppy writing season 8 actually makes Andy a good character
  • Jan 15, 2022
    Unfortunately, the reviews are right. This is a decline in quality - the show is very confused at some times. Still a must watch for the die hards of the series
  • Nov 10, 2021
    This season esa good, Robert California was weird but i think This season have their moments and its worth to watch
  • Oct 27, 2021
    Still funny, but added two of the most unlikable and uncomfortable characters in place of Michael Scott. This season definitely seemed a little lost without him.
  • 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.

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