Jenna Fischer Pregnant: Jim and Pam Will Have Baby, Too!
Jenna Fischer has confirmed that her pregnancy will be written into The Office – season eight of the show will open with the news that Jim and Pam are expecting baby number two. Apparently, the TV couple conceived last Valentine's Day. Coincidentally, that's around the same time that Jenna and her husband Lee Kirk conceived their expected baby in real life!
"Pam and Jim snuck away last season on Valentine's Day, and they had sex. The story is that they conceived this baby at that time and were keeping it a secret until we come back from the summer," Jenna told New York Magazine.
"When we started shooting that [Valentine's Day] episode, I thought to myself, 'If everything goes well, this is going to be a very, very convenient coincidence,'" Fischer said, "And I think I found out I was pregnant when we were shooting that episode."
So Jenna/Pam won't be stuck in awkward situations this fall, always sitting behind a desk or holding a box to hide her baby bump – much easier for her, and the show's writers. On the other hand, coupled with Michael Scott leaving Dunder Mifflin, is this plot line going to help the show, or hurt it?