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Is Rainn Wilson getting an 'Office' spinoff?

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Here's some news that can't be "beet."

And that horrid pun aside, this is a pretty stunning -- and surprising! -- development. Sources confirm that NBC is in the early stages of planning an "Office" spinoff with Rainn Wilson based on his character Dwight Schrute and his beet farm.

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Did anyone else see that coming?

So what are the details? When will we see it?

According to sources, NBC is loosely planning to launch Wilson's spinoff in early 2013.

As first reported by Deadline, the project is the brainchild of Wilson and executive producer Paul Lieberstein (Toby!). And sources confim NBC is reaching out to current "Office" cast members to see if they would take part.

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The series would be a family comedy that takes place on Dwight's (and Mose's) beet farm, which is also a bed and breakfast and has been featured on "The Office" mothership. This Dwight spinoff pilot would air as an episode of "The Office" this season.

And one can only assume this would be the last season of "The Office."

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