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The Office: Will we learn more about Creed's background?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 10th 2008 10:03AM
The Office to air after Super BowlYou know, I've always wondered about Creed's background. We know he was with the 1960's band The Grass Roots, he runs a fake I.D. business with a laminating machine stolen from the police department, he faked his own death so he could get benefits, he keeps bean sprouts in his desk, and he's been homeless.

Now maybe we'll get to learn even more about his background. In a major time-slot coup, it looks like a one-hour episode of The Office will air directly following the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, 2009. Exec producer Paul Lieberstein said these longer eps offer a great opportunity to delve into the characters:

"It lets us get deeper into some of the other characters that only have very small stories generally. So I always enjoy 'em. I think people like to see what's going on with some of the characters who only get grunts or reactions when Michael says something stupid."

Last spring, NBC announced that it would use the post-game time-slot to launch an Office spinoff. That idea has been scrapped, though, and word is that Office executive producer Greg Daniels will be creating an entirely different workplace comedy starring Amy Poehler.

The Office will kick off season five with an hour-long premiere in September. Who knows? Maybe we'll find out about Kevin, the championship poker player.

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August 11 2008 at 9:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Me, I prefer just knowing the little tidbits aboutthe supporting characters and continuing to wonder about the details. Oddly, I would prefer not to have too much character development of the Kevin's, Oscar's, Creed's and Meredith's or the show. I think that's part of the charm, when you learned that Kevin was a poker champion, you just kind of said, "Huh?" and chuckle. Leave it at that.

August 11 2008 at 8:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Trump said on Letterman Friday night that the Celebrity Apprentice would be premiering right after the Super Bowl.

August 10 2008 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Creed, like Willy Wonka before him, would be deeply harmed, if not ruined by an excess of backstory. Although, his backstory would be a perfect way to do an Office/24 crossover. I want to know what kind of boss Jack Bauer is.

August 10 2008 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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