Posts Tagged ‘The Office’
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
NBC had announced that the Sept. 20 season-opening episode of The Office would be titled “Workplace Bullying.” Somewhere along the way, the powers-that-be deleted a short scene illustrating what they thought epitomized workplace bullying (thanks to Hulu.com you can view it below) and re-titled the show “New Guys.” NBC was close to mainstreaming the topic, but just couldn’t commit.
[On a much larger scale, NBC also canceled the airing a 2007 Dateline NBC full 60-min. show featuring the work of WBI which they produced at great expense. The cancellation happened two days before air date after lots of advertising it for one week. The reason given to us was that a lawsuit had been threatened.]
Friday, September 7th, 2012
Set your DVRs on Sept. 20 to capture the season opening episode of NBC’s The Office. According to photos released by the show, the topic is Workplace Bullying.
Can’t wait to see if there is even any acknowledgement of how serious bullying can be in this long-running comedy show.
Regardless of how the topic is treated, this is another indicator of the mainstreaming of workplace bullying in the U.S. via pop culture.
Come back here after the episode airs to post your review.
Everyone’s a critic.