This week’s episode of “And Just Like That” celebrates a year since the final season of “The Office” ended. The first two seasons of the animated comedy, written by former “Office” scribe Paul Lieberstein, aired between 2009 and 2011. Since then, the series has been on the air as a kind of companion piece to the beloved NBC sitcom, which ended its run in 2013.
“And Just Like That” finds Carrie, Merv and Dianne (on this week’s episode, played by Lieberstein’s wife, Ashley Druckerman) unable to settle into their retirement, temporarily based on a resort that their personalities seemed to suit just fine while working together at The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Every week, Liz (Lake Bell), the voice-over narrator of the show, recalls one of the fun stories that the show’s writers crafted for this animated series, to say, “Hmmm, haven’t seen it before. Oh, it’s about retirement and Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and Rachel’s new direction!” The first season kicked off a new direction for “And Just Like That,” given the new format of a single-camera comedy, complete with 13 half-hour episodes.
[“And Just Like That” Season 1, Episode 6]