WENN reports that NBC may have failed once again trying to translate a British show for consumption in the states. Test audiences aren't loving the de-crumpeted pilot of The Office. Said a source, "...it was painfully clear that nobody was liking it. The lady next to me said that she found it depressing."
Remember when at right around this time last year, word leaked out that the American version of the sex-obsessed Coupling for NBC was just about unwatchable? Then it hit the fall schedule and all fears were exceeded by its historic badness. But maybe there's hope since The Office is merely inducing depression; Coupling's horribly-written sex puns caused impotence in everyone who couldn't find the remote after the Friends closing credits.