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Bryan Cranston to direct episode of 'The Office'

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Scranton, Cranston. Cranston, Scranton. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will join forces with The Office and direct an episode of the NBC comedy this season, the network has confirmed. Earlier today, Office actor Rainn Wilson tweeted a photo of the three-time Emmy winner on the set, along with the words “Free meth for The Office! (look who’s directing…).”

Cranston, of course, is no stranger to the director’s chair. He will helm his fourth episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad during the second half of the show’s final season, and he directed an installment of Modern Family this past spring. Cranston also directed multiple episodes of his old Fox sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle.

The Office returns for its ninth season on Sept. 20, and Cranston’s episode, titled “Work Bus,” is slated to air on Oct. 18.

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