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The Office Exclusive: Cousin Mose to Pay Dwight a Visit on 'The Farm'

The Office MoseIt’s official: Cousin Mose is heading to The Farm.

TVLine has learned exclusively that current Parks and Recreation showrunner — and former Office EP — Mike Schur is set to reprise his role as Dwight’s oddball kin in the departing NBC comedy’s upcoming Schrute-centric episode/planted spin-off, “The Farm.”

No word yet on how Mose will figure into the half-hour, but in a recent interview with TVLine, Schur joked that he’s praying the Farm pilot revolves around Mose’s funeral. “That would be the best case scenario, I think,” he laughed. “If Mose was in a horrible tractor accident, and he was chopped up into little pieces so that there was no way he could come back… I’d be really psyched.”

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Schur was quick to note that his apathy towards Mose stems from one simple fact: “I don’t know how to act!” he exclaimed. “[Former Office showrunner/current Farm helmer] Paul Lieberstein is mostly the driving force behind keeping Mose alive because he loves torturing me. There was one time where I had a whole real scene with Jim and Pam — it was the night they stayed at the Schrute B&B — and I served them breakfast and had like six lines… and I was completely unprofessional because I’m not a good actor and just laughed every time.”

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As previously reported, the Dwight-heavy installment of The Office — airing later this fall — will introduce a handful of his relatives, including sister Fannie (played by Majandra Delfino), brother Jeb (Thomas Middleditch) and cousin Zeke (Matt Jones).