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Season 1 of The Office began airing on March 24, 2005 on NBC. It was based on the BBC series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant of the same name, and developed for American television by Greg Daniels.

There are only 6 episodes in Season 1, making it significantly shorter than all other seasons. It aired from March 24, 2005, to April 26, 2005.

Season 1 was released on DVD in North America on August 16, 2005.

Season overview

The first season is a mid-season replacement and did not include a full set of episodes. The season had six episodes that began airing from March 24, 2005 to April 26, 2005. The premiere episode was written near word for word from the first episode of the British series, though names and cultural references were changed and some small extra scenes were added.

The season begins due to a documentary crew that arrives at the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management. The main characters are introduced as well as some minor characters. There is speculation of downsizing that begin to spread in the office and the possible closure of the Scranton branch. Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Scranton's regional manager, denies the rumors to boost morale.

In the season finale, Jim Halpert, a sales representative, begins dating Katy, a purse saleswoman who visited and set up shop briefly in the office. Jim also has an interest in the office receptionist Pam Beesly, though she is engaged to Roy Anderson, which expands later in season 2 of the show.


Picture Episode Title Season Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
Pilot.jpg Pilot 1 RP006 March 24, 2005
An introduction to the staff of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Diversityday.jpg Diversity Day 2 R1101 March 29, 2005
After the corporate office discovers that Michael has been making insensitive remarks to his co-workers, they send a sensitivity trainer to the Scranton branch, but when Michael doesn't agree with everything the trainer says, he sets up his own sensitivity workshop.
Healthcare.jpg Health Care 3 R1105 April 5, 2005
Michael passes off the responsibility of picking a new health care plan to Dwight.
Thealliance.jpg The Alliance 4 R1103 April 12, 2005
Jim jokingly forms an "alliance" with Dwight when rumors of downsizing come about.
Basketball.jpg Basketball 5 R1104 April 19, 2005
It's the office versus the warehouse in a game of basketball.
Hotgirl.jpg Hot Girl 6 R1102 April 26, 2005
When an attractive handbag salesgirl comes to the office, Michael and Dwight compete for her attention.