The news in a contract extension between NBC’s “The Office” and writer, producer and actor B.J. Novak may be that the deal includes not just the upcoming season but an eighth season, reports TV Squad.
Novak, a utility player who has written, produced and directed episodes of the show in addition to his on-screen role as permanent temp Ryan Howard, re-upped with the sitcom for the upcoming season and one more beyond that.
With star Steve Carell having announced plans to leave “The Office” after season seven, any signs of life beyond that point are positive for the show and its fans.
In his capacity with "The Office," Novak is being promoted to executive producer and will direct two episodes this season.
Novak has also appeared on screen in Quentin Tarantino’s "Inglourious Basterds."