‘Breaking Bad’s’ Bryan Cranston Will Direct an Episode of ‘The Office’


The Office returns to NBC for its ninth season on September 20. If you’ve been feeling lukewarm about the Scranton gang due to a bland host of unfunny moments — and the leave of series regulars Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling — you may still want to tune in for one episode in particular. THR reports that Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston will direct an ep called “Work Bus.” “Free meth for The Office! (look who’s directing… ),” star Rainn Wilson announced on Twitter. The Emmy-nominated actor won’t appear on the small screen, and the network hasn’t confirmed an air date just yet. We’re secretly hoping he’ll unleash Heisenberg and shake things up for the show, but we’ll settle for genuine laughs and a pinch of his dark humor.