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TV Critic’s Corner

The Dunder Mifflin gang returns (in reruns)

Steve Carell (front) with (from left) Dwight Schrute, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and BJ Novak, costars on “The Office,” which Comedy Central will begin airing with a daylong marathon on Jan. 15.
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Steve Carell (front) with (from left) Dwight Schrute, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and BJ Novak, costars on “The Office,” which Comedy Central will begin airing with a daylong marathon on Jan. 15.

“The Office” — the American version, anyway — has a bit of Boston flavor, seeing as a number of its central players, including Steve Carell, John Krasinski, BJ Novak, and Mindy Kaling, are from the area. Many of us probably own a number of the seasons of the nine-season comedy for repeat viewings, or perhaps rewatched the episodes to death when they used to air on TBS.

In case you still have an appetite, Comedy Central has just bought a syndication cycle of “The Office,” and the network will be running episodes beginning next month. The launch will start off with a daylong marathon on Jan. 15.

So Dunder Mifflin lives! And so does the mockumentary style that “The Office” popularized, although it’s not as prevalent or fresh as it was a few years ago now that “Parks and Recreation” is gone and “Modern Family” is, well, old.

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