The Office (USA)/Season Four

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Season Four
The Office (USA)
Season Premiere September 27, 2007
Season Finale May 15, 2008
Episode Count 19
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Season Four of The Office premiered on September 27, 2007. Due to the 2007 WGA strike, only nineteen of the thirty episodes ordered for this season were completed.

WGA Strike

This season was hit particularly hard by the 2007 WGA strike due to the amount of cast members or producers who are also writers. As a result, the season came to a halt as of the 12th episode on November 29 until the strike ended. At the time that the strike went into effect, there was only one script available for production.

However, the greater bind came in the fact that the writer/cast members were refusing to cross picket lines to work as actors. B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling and Paul Lieberstein all expected to return to work with threat of lawsuit hanging overhead if they didn't honor their contracts. Meanwhile, stars like Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson were also refusing to cross picket lines despite not being writers. Series showrunner Greg Daniels, with the solidarity of the cast behind him, managed to have production shut down before the 13th episode was completed.

Once the strike ended, it was announced that the show would produce a handful more episodes for the season.

Episodes

# # Title Airdate
54 1 Fun Run (1) September 27, 2007
55 2 Fun Run (2) September 27, 2007
56 3 Dunder-Mifflin Infinity (1) October 4, 2007
57 4 Dunder-Mifflin Infinity (2) October 4, 2007
58 5 Launch Party (1) October 11, 2007
59 6 Launch Party (2) October 11, 2007
60 7 Money (1) October 18, 2007
61 8 Money (2) October 18, 2007
62 9 Local Ad October 25, 2007
63 10 Branch Wars November 1, 2007
64 11 Survivor Man November 8, 2007
65 12 The Deposition November 15, 2007
66 13 Dinner Party April 10, 2008
67 14 Chair Model April 17, 2008
68 15 Night Out April 24, 2008
69 16 Did I Stutter? May 1, 2008
70 17 Job Fair May 8, 2008
71 18 Goodbye, Toby (1) May 15, 2008
72 19 Goodbye, Toby (2) May 15, 2008

The Office (USA) Seasons
Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9