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[07/28/11 - 12:46 PM]
"The Office" Kit Hits Shelves August 2nd Just in Time for Season 8
The collection includes Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" Coffee Mug, Angela's Baby Jazz Poster, Dwight's Schrute Buck and more!

[via press release from NBC]

"THE OFFICE" KIT HITS SHELVES AUGUST 2ND JUST IN TIME FOR SEASON 8

Fans of the Hit NBC Comedy Series can Enjoy Classic Dunder Mifflin Branded Products to Adorn Their Homes and Offices

Collection From NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Running Press Book Publishers Includes Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" Coffee Mug, Angela's Baby Jazz Poster, Dwight's Schrute Buck, and more!

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - July 28, 2011 - With the upcoming season 8 premiere of NBC's hit comedy series, "The Office," this September, NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Running Press Book Publishers announced today the August 2nd release of The Office Kit, available in-store and online at nationwide booksellers. The kit will retail for $14.95. The deal was brokered by JTMG, the agency of record for NBC programming.

Honoring Dunder Mifflin's finest boss and brightest office staff, the kit features the following items:

· Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" coffee mug

· Pam's Drawing of the Dunder Mifflin building

· Angela's Baby Jazz poster

· Dunder Mifflin notepad

· Dunder Mifflin mouse pad

· Schrute Farms Beet Seed and Vance Refrigeration magnets

· Schrute Buck

· 32-page full-color game collection

· "Over the past seven years, 'The Office' has delivered countless hysterical moments that have been commemorated by an assortment of fun products," said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group. "The Office Kit is the perfect gift to either start or add to the collections of any passionate fan."

"The Office" returns to NBC for season 8 on September 22nd and airs Thursdays at 9-9:30 p.m. ET.

About "The Office"

From Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille and Universal Media Studios comes the award-winning comedy series "The Office," the hilarious documentary-style look into the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5 in the half-hour comedy based on the award-winning BBC hit. A fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody about modern American office life, "The Office" delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Pam Beesly Halpert (Jenna Fischer, "Walk Hard," "Blades of Glory") is the former office receptionist now office administrator. Pam's office romance with sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski, "Away We Go" "It's Complicated") quickly evolved into marriage followed by the birth of their daughter Cecilia. Jim shares his working space with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, "The Rocker,") the arrogant assistant to the regional manager whose responsibilities have expanded as the new owner of the office building. Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak, "Inglorious Basterds") is the young, smart, former temp, whose fall from grace as a Dunder Mifflin executive quickly landed him back at the bottom of the food chain in Scranton. Andy Bernard (Ed Helms, "The Hangover") is the preppy salesman and die-hard Cornell alumni whose endless and unique musical talents keep the office entertained. A surprising relationship has also formed between Andy and the ambitious distribution coordinator Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson, "Hot Tub Time Machine"), who moved his office from the warehouse to the main floor alongside Michael and his staff.

Also starring are Leslie David Baker ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Brian Baumgartner ("Arrested Development"), Kate Flannery ("The Heir Apparent"), Mindy Kaling ("No Strings Attached"), Angela Kinsey ("Furry Vengeance"), Paul Lieberstein (writer, "King of the Hill"), Oscar Nu´┐Żez ("The Proposal"), Phyllis Smith ("Bad Teacher"), Creed Bratton (former member of The Grass Roots), Ellie Kemper ("Bridesmaids") and Zach Woods ("The Other Guys").

"The Office" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein and B.J. Novak.

About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group

NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.

About Running Press Book Publishers

Running Press Publishers has been providing consumers with an innovative list of quality books and book-related kits since 1972. Running Press creates more than 200 new titles a year under three imprints: Running Press, Running Press Miniature Editions(tm), and Running Press Kids. Running Press covers a broad range of categories, including: pop culture, food and wine, science, history, lifestyle, children's fiction and non-fiction, photo-essay, and illustrated gift books and kits. Running Press is based in Philadelphia, PA.

About Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, LLC

Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, LLC (JTMG) was formed in 1998 and is headed by company president Joy Tashjian. Recently awarded for "Retail Promotion of the Year" for their work on "Deal or No Deal", JTMG specializes in the development of television and film trademarks for retail consumer product programs. JTMG is agency of record for NBC Television and USA Network. Additionally, JTMG's represents Comcast for E! and G4 Channels as well as television programs on Fox, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel. JTMG represents Endemol for "Fear Factor," "Deal or No Deal," "Big Brother," "1 vs. 100," Alcon Entertainment and Warner Brothers for the theatrical film "Dolphin Tale," Breakthrough Films and Television for "Captain Flamingo," "Miss BG," "Atomic Betty," Fresh TV for "Total Drama Island" and "Stoked," Magicbox, PPI for "Gogo's Crazybones."





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