The season was interrupted and shortened due to the effects of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, in which the writers and some actors of The Office went on strike; although 30 half-hour episodes had been ordered, only 19 were actually filmed.Several of the finished episodes were condensed into hour-long episodes, resulting in only 14 episodes being aired.Assuming that he didn't follow Michael Scott's ring-buying logic ("Yeah, well, you know what they say -– three years' salary") and instead spent close to the more standard three months' salary, that may mean Pam's ring cost ,500.
The town received massive exposure from "The Office" as not only was the show set there, many locations and businesses were actually mentioned in the show, such as Poor Richard's Pub.Their response: Kransinki could "shove it up his ass" because "this dude's done nothing, he's lucky to be coming in." When Krasinski was eventually called to read for Jim, after the casting team hadn't found anyone else, he had a major foot-in-mouth moment prior to the audition: This guy sits in front of me with his salad and people are coming in and out and he goes, "Are you nervous? The character of Creed Bratton is actually loosely based off the real actor.The most notable example is that they both played in a rock band from the '60s called The Grass Roots.After he got the role on "The Office," Carell still was a relative unknown, so advertising didn't center around him and show was even almost canceled due to low ratings.Then "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" came out, Carell became a superstar and the show took off.Technology was another prevalent theme as the office staff struggled with initiatives introduced by Ryan Howard (B. Critical reception to the season continued to be largely positive.The season was released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment in a four-disc box set in the Region 1 area on September 2, 2008.Learn this trivia "ASAP as possible." The American version of "The Office" ran for nine seasons, won four primetime Emmy awards before it ended in 2013 and is still considered one of the greatest television comedies of all time.Michael Scott may have bought himself the mug for "World's Best Boss," but after all those awkward-cum-hilarious years he truly earned that title. In honor of John Krasinski's birthday (it's today, Oct. ) read on for five things you didn't know about "The Office." There may be no "bears, beets or 'Battlestar Galactica'" here, but there's definitely trivia.Unfortunately, there isn't actually a Chili's, Michael Scott's favorite restaurant, in Scranton, but there is one in a neighboring town half an hour away.The fourth season of the American television comedy The Office premiered in the United States on NBC on September 27, 2007, and concluded on May 15, 2008.