Dwight Schrute's beet farm and bed-and-breakfast will apparently not be open for business on NBC. 


After months of build-up for what looked to be a promising and hilarious spin-off of NBC's "The Office," it turns out the network is no longer interested in pursuing the idea. 


"Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!" Rainn Wilson, who plays the hilarious Dwight on the show, tweeted Monday.


While there was always the chance NBC was going to pass, the original idea was to film the pilot as a one-off episode for this year's final season of "The Office" and then decide its fate based on viewer reaction. While that episode will still be shown, clearly the network had lost confidence in the show as an adequate replacement for its top-rated comedy series. 


"It could be really cool because It would be on his farm, which would be a bed and breakfast, and it would have a crazy menagerie of characters," Wilson told THR of the project back in January. "It would be even more far out and weirder than The Office... it's a good idea."


It also had a great cast lined up - including Actress Majandra Delfino as Dwight's younger sister, Frannie, Blake Garrett as his nephew, Cameron, and College Humor star Thomas Middleditch as Dwight's brother Jeb Schrute. 


"While Jeb has tried several different career paths -- worm farmer, Bigfoot hunter, Army farmer and now running a successful pot farm in Northern California -- he lacks Dwight's sense of principle, hierarchy and work ethic," THR reported earlier. "He's also said to have made his own exercise video of things you can do with a knife and canoe (naturally!)."


Alas - but here's hoping NBC has a change of heart before putting this one out to pasture. Check out Wilson's hilarious Halloween video for SoulPancake below. 



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NBC passes on 'The Office' farm spin-off
Promising new series would have focused on Dwight Schrute and his beet farm and bed-and-breakfast.