Season 1 of The Office began aired 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.
The first season is a mid-season replacement and thus 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 with 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. Rumors of downsizing begin to spread in the office and the possible closure of the 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||1||RP006||March 24, 2005|
|An introduction to the staff of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.|
|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.|
|Health Care||3||R1105||April 5, 2005|
|Michael passes off the responsibility of picking a new health care plan to Dwight.|
|The Alliance||4||R1103||April 12, 2005|
|Jim jokingly forms an "alliance" with Dwight when rumors of downsizing come about.|
|Basketball||5||R1104||April 19, 2005|
|It's the office versus the warehouse in a game of basketball.|
|Hot Girl||6||R1102||April 26, 2005|
|When an attractive handbag salesgirl comes to the office, Michael and Dwight compete for her attention.|
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