The sixth season of the American television comedy The Office premiered in the United States on NBC on September 17, 2009, and concluded on May 20, 2010.The season consisted of 22 half-hour episodes, and 2 hour-long episodes to comprise the 26 total episodes of material created.As the summer interns prepare to depart, the office gossips about them and Michael feels left out.Michael discovers that Stanley is having an affair, and tells everyone.
Rainn Wilson portrays Dwight Schrute, who, based upon Gareth Keenan, was the Assistant to the Regional Manager, although the character frequently failed to include "to the" in his title. Novak portrays Ryan Howard who had previously left Dunder Mifflin to travel to Thailand, only to be subsequently re-hired in the fifth season "Michael Scott Paper Company" story arc.
Writers Jennifer Celotta, Lee Eisenberg and Brent Forrester each directed episodes. Many characters portrayed by The Office cast are based on the British version of the show.
While these characters normally have the same attitude and perceptions as their British counterparts, the roles have been redesigned to better fit the American show.
The DVD set contains all 26 episodes, as well as commentaries from creators, writers, actors, and directors on some of the episodes.
It also contains deleted scenes from all of the episodes, as well as bloopers.