Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

Despite airing its final episode in 2013, “The Office” was still the most streamed television show of 2020. This week, Nielsen reported that Americans streamed more than 57 billion minutes of the NBC sitcom last year on Netflix, and now all nine seasons have moved to Peacock starting Jan. 1. To celebrate and memorialize Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner is top earner on Cameo, records podcast in Scranton

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner is top earner on Cameo, records podcast in Scranton

Brian Baumgartner, who played Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office,” records personal messages for fans on cameo.com. In Scranton, however, he sometimes visits them in person. In a New York Times interview published on Dec. 7, Cameo CEO Steve Galanis said Baumgartner was their top earner on the website […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s real mayor and Dunder Mifflin CEO actor chat about census in ‘The Office’ PSA

VIDEO: Scranton’s real mayor and Dunder Mifflin CEO actor chat about census in ‘The Office’ PSA

The fictional world of the hit NBC sitcom “The Office” and the actual city of Scranton it portrays collided today in a new video promoting the U.S. census. Produced by Electric City Television, it shows Paige Cognetti, the actual mayor of Scranton, and actor Andy Buckley playing David Wallace, the TV show’s CEO of the […]

 Rich Howells

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand new event celebrating the hit sitcom at The Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention, which will feature “The Office” cast members, screen-used props and wardrobe, trivia and cosplay contests, a disco party, Dundie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

From a press release: When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when “The Office” finale aired… or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have announced their 2020 theme nights at PNC Field in Moosic. The new season opens on Thursday, April 9 at home against the Buffalo Bisons, and the RailRiders have added a bevy of theme nights and special guest appearances to their already announced daily promotional schedule, bobbleheads, and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

All it took was one Instagram post to drive Scranton into a frenzy. After hanging out with co-star John Krasinski in New York City on Wednesday, “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner jumped on his Instagram shared an old photo of them with Jenna Fischer at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton taken during “The Office” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

Despite ending in 2013 after nine seasons on NBC, “The Office” is just as popular as ever, but it has been years since Scranton celebrated the hit comedy show with a convention in the home of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. That all changes in 2020 with The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

It’s that time of year again, when NEPA meets NYC. In 2018, attendance at New York Comic Con grew to over 250,000, and it appeared to be just as busy on Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. As usual, I selected some of my […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Office’ comes back to Scranton in musical parody at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 26-27

‘The Office’ comes back to Scranton in musical parody at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 26-27

From a press release: Everyone knows that “The Office” is based in Scranton, so it’s about time that the off-Broadway show “The Office! A Musical Parody” comes to the Electric City. Broadway in Scranton is bringing Michael, Dwight, Pam, Jim, and the gang to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, Sept. […]