NEW YORK, NY ­– (December 3, 2018) – The only thing better than bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica is ringing in the New Year with The Office on COZI TV! Don’t drop an entire pot of chili just yet, as season one and season two of everyone’s favorite workplace sitcom will debut on the national multicast network on January 1, 2019 beginning at 10 AM (check local listings) and then begin airing in its regular time period, a two-hour block starting at 10 PM ET. For full lineup information, visit

The Office’s mockumentary style, unforgettable characters and passionate fan base make it a perfect addition to the COZI TV lineup. The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company has been generating laughs for more than a decade and the show only seems to be growing in popularity,” said Meredith McGinn, Senior Vice President, COZI TV and LX TV Productions. “Our New Year’s Day marathon will start at the very beginning with those first and second seasons that established this bold and innovative series. If you have a raucous New Year’s Eve – The Office is a great way to spend a quiet day recuperating!”

Based on the British series of the same name, The Office premiering on NBC in 2005 and featured Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson in leading roles. Running for nine seasons and totaling 201 episodes, the show was lauded for its trademark deadpan style, with no laugh-track or music bed, and helped to popularize the “mockumentary” style in American television. It received numerous awards during its initial television run, including five Emmy® Awards.

The series features Michael Scott, the eccentric manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA branch; Dwight Schrute, the overly loyal assistant to the regional manager; and Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly, a couple viewers have rooted for since season one. Episodes included in the New Year’s Day debut include “Basketball,” where Michael pits the office staff against the warehouse staff in a game of basketball to determine who has to work on a Saturday. It also includes “The Dundies,” featuring the Dunder Mifflin staff at an awards ceremony employees hosted at a local Chili’s, along with “Booze Cruise,” a fan favorite and another landmark in the Jim-Pam rollercoaster romance.

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COZI TV is NBC’s national multicast network that delivers a 24-hour lineup 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 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 121 affiliates and serves nine of the top ten U.S. television markets. For more on COZI TV, visit

John Durso, Jr.