NBC revealed its plans for a February launch of The Home Office - a spin-off of the popular Thursday night sitcom The Office. This new version will offer a semi-humorous look at a frustrated telecommuter as he works from home in his underwear, spills food on his laptop, scrolls through free porn, and snoozes on the kitchen table.
Mild hilarity ensues in the pilot episode as Jake Moneyman (played by acting newcomer Kevin Federline) practices his dance moves during a conference call with his boss, Mulva Muldoon (Jeri Ryan, best known for her role as Seven of Nine on the Star Trek Voyager series).
Later episodes will include Jake's angry encounter with the cable guy and his attempt to warm a Hot Pocket with a hair dryer.
Moving away from the ironic wit and tortured personal dynamics of its parent show, The Home Office will provide a more accessible look at a modern worker. NBC hopes that The Home Office will have a broad appeal to viewers who are both unemployed and possess a limited ability to perceive ironic wit.
Copyright 2007, K. Napolitano