Special exhibit exclusively available to fans at The Shop at NBC Studios through August 26
NEW YORK, NY – (July 25, 2019) – COZI TV is offering fans of The Office a unique opportunity to take their turn as the Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin. Starting today and continuing through August 26, visitors to The Shop at NBC Studios can immerse themselves in the famed work-space of Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott. COZI TV last showcased the set during this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
Visitors to The Shop at NBC Studios on Wednesday, July 31 can also access a special “gif cam” to share their experience with their friends and followers. The special social media tool will be available for COZI TV viewers between 9:30 AM and 6 PM that day.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Scott’s iconic desk directly to his loyal fans in New York City. COZI TV is the only free broadcast home of The Office and through August 26, visitors to The Shop at NBC Studios can take a selfie at this special exhibit, complete with Dundies, train whistles and the World’s Best Boss mug for all to see,” said Meredith McGinn, Executive Vice President for COZI TV and LX.TV Productions.
The Office premiered on NBC in 2005 and ran for 201 total episodes of nine seasons. The series was based on the British series of the same name. The Office won several awards during its run, including five Emmy Awards. In addition to Hardin, the series helped further the careers of the show’s primary cast members including Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak. The show was lauded for its trademark deadpan delivery, and it helped to popularize the “mockumentary” style in American television.
While experiencing the essence of Michael Scott, visitors of the Shop at NBC Studios will also receive a scratch-and-sniff card to partake in COZI TV’s Smell-A-Vision: a watch-and-sniff-along special in which viewers can experience the unique aromas of The Office episode, “Dinner Party, as they occur in real-time. COZI TV will air the event on Monday, August 26 at 10 PM ET and will offer a replay on Monday, September 2 at 10 PM ET. These cards will be distributed while supplies last. To date, more than 10,000 of these special cards have already distributed from coast-to-coast.
“Dinner Party” is the infamous and celebrated episode in which Jan and Michael host an evening of awkward moments and simmering hostility. For the Smell-A-Vision event, Melora Hardin will appear on COZI TV to guide viewers on how and when to use their scratch-and-sniff card to experience select aromas on cue with key moments in the episode. Among the scents are the centerpiece of the menu, osso buco, as well as the waxy aromatic fragrances of Serenity by Jan, her entrepreneurial undertaking following her litigious exit from Dunder Mifflin.
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COZI TV is NBC’s national multicast network that delivers a 24-hour line-up of TV’s all-time best shows and pop culture favorites, featuring a prime time block of recent comedy hits. COZI TV’s iconic sitcoms include Frasier, Will & Grace, The Office and The Nanny. Among the network’s many beloved dramas and action series are Columbo, Murder, She Wrote, Little House on the Prairie and Magnum P.I. The network launched January 1, 2013 as one of the multicast channels of the NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in more than 90 million homes and 82 percent of the U.S. The network has 123 affiliates and serves nine of the top ten U.S. television markets. For more on COZI TV, visit COZITV.com.
Alexandra Trochanowski: 212.664.6871 / Alexandra.Trochanowski@nbcuni.com