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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

The Office 9 p.m., Channel 7

NBC decided not to move forward with the Dwight Schrute spinoff series, “The Farm.” Still haunted by “Joey”? But the network is airing the pilot as a one-off, in case you’re wondering what a Dwight series would have looked like. Set at the Schrute family’s beet farm and bed and breakfast, the pilot features Dwight’s stoner brother Jeb (Thomas Middleditch, left), his cousin Zeke (Matt Jones), his Nazi grandfather (Tom Bower), and his lefty sister Fannie (Majandra Delfino). Rainn Wilson (right, as Dwight) wrote the episode with Paul Lieberstein, the “Office” writer-producer who plays Toby.

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