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[05/07/09 - 02:24 PM]
NBC.com's 'The Office' Releases New Webseries Featuring First-Time Director B.J. Novak in "Blackmail"
"Blackmail" stars Creed Bratton and follows the office oddball's attempt to blackmail his coworkers at Dunder Mifflin.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC.COM'S 'THE OFFICE' RELEASES NEW WEBSERIES FEATURING FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR B.J. NOVAK IN "BLACKMAIL"

Fans Choose Favorite Moments of the Show Throughout Summer

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 7th, 2009 - NBC.com will debut the premiere of the all-new web series "The Office: Blackmail" on May 7th. B.J. Novak, writer and co-executive producer of The Office, directs the production.

"Blackmail" stars Creed Bratton and follows the office oddball's attempt to blackmail his coworkers at Dunder Mifflin.

Creed's misconduct can be followed digitally on NBC.com, where fans can imitate his quest by sending joke blackmail video threats to friends. Other exclusive digital features include Creed's video commentary on the web series and a viral propaganda tape uncovered by his "victims."

"Blackmail" premieres on May 7th on NBC.com. The webseries was directed by B.J. Novak, written by Nate Federman and Jonathan Hughes, and stars Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, and Oscar Nu´┐Żez.

With the show's fifth season coming to a close, NBC.com also invites fans to vote on their favorite Office moments throughout the summer. Each week, these fan-submitted, fan-chosen clips will be revealed on NBC.com. The "Best of The Office" polls cross 10 categories, including:

-- Favorite Michael Moment

-- Favorite Quote

-- Favorite Dwight Moment

-- Favorite Webisode Moment

-- Favorite JAM Moment

-- Favorite Prank

-- Favorite Accounting Moment

-- Favorite Costume

-- Favorite Party Moment

-- Favorite Romantic Moment

"The Office: Blackmail" web series:

http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/webisodes/

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Best of The Office:

http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/best-of/

About NBC.com:

NBC.com, the Emmy Award-winning broadcast network website, is a leading online and mobile destination for television and interactive entertainment. With both derivative and web-exclusive programming, NBC.com pioneered the "360" experience with "Heroes 360," which gave viewers a way to extend their entertainment experience beyond the broadcast, and the first weekly social networking experience attached to a primetime entertainment program with "Dunder Mifflin Infinity." The site offers full episode streaming of many NBC Entertainment shows as well as short clips, interactive games and social networking, including user-generated content. NBC.com continually develops new ways for consumers to experience entertainment content on both existing and emerging platforms. The site is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Webby awards for its content and applications. Please log on to www.nbc.com to learn more.





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