'The Office' moves up Pam's due date
The network said Monday (Feb. 8) that it's changing the schedule of the episodes in which Pam (Jenna Fischer) gives birth. Rather than airing a two-part story over two weeks on March 4 and 11, the episodes (titled "The Delivery Part 1 and 2") will now air as an hour-long show on Thursday, March 4. The episode will be the show's first after its Winter Olympics break.
The first half of the hour will find Pam and Jim (John Krasinski) waiting as long as possible to go to the hospital after contractions start, so they can have more time there after the baby is born. Pam's co-workers pitch in by trying to distract her from the pain.
Part 2 of "The Delivery" will focus on Michael's (Steve Carell) nerves as he awaits news of the birth -- show of hands, everyone who thinks he'll try to be with Pam and Jim in the delivery room? Back at Dunder Mifflin, Andy (Ed Helms) gets jealous when Erin (Ellie Kemper) goes out to lunch with Kevin (Brian Baumgartner).
"The Office" will air a new episode Thursday (Feb. 11), then take the following two weeks off while NBC broadcasts the Winter Olympics.
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