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On May 16, 2013, “The Office” aired its final episode after nine seasons on the air on NBC.

Not the end of the world, but the end of a weekly fix for fans who enjoyed the quirkiness. Like “Seinfeld” and “Friends” and perhaps “M*A*S*H” before it, audiences loved the British import.

But not at first.

‘The Office’ just turned 15. Read our original review (that said it would die a ‘quick death’)

The show, a mockumentary-style sitcom based on a BBC series of the same name (2001-2003), took a while to catch on with fans. Maybe it was the single-camera view of the inner workings and interactions of a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Maybe it was the lack of a laugh-track. Maybe it was the awkward end to many scenes.

The show won a handful of Primetime Emmys and launched many of the actors’ careers.

Here are some favorite stories from Deseret News archives:

John Krasinski just revealed his favorite episode of ‘The Office’

Michael Scott says goodbye to his employees at ‘The Office’

‘The Office’: Jenna Fischer says this improvised line ‘wrecked’ her

“Lego has a set based on ‘The Office’

Rainn Wilson, an “Office” favorite, was recently in Utah to give a commencement address at Weber State University.

‘The Office’ star Rainn Wilson is speaking at a Utah university — and getting an honorary degree

‘This isn’t Dwight’s speech, this is Rainn’s speech’: Rainn Wilson gives Weber State University commencement address

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And good news, “Office” fans. The franchise is slated to get a “revival” of sorts, reportedly following the daily movements of a dying Midwestern newspaper.

What’s so funny about that?

‘The Office’ revival is officially coming to Peacock. Here’s what we know

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