The show, based on the British series of the same name, helped propel actor Steve Carell to stardom before he left the show after season seven. The show’s ratings (and quality) arguably dropped without him in season eight, and the remaining actors’ salaries continued to rise, all which likely contributed to this decision.
Daniels says while it would be “fantastic” if Carell returned for the end, he wasn’t going to pressure him to do so.
He also said that there were plenty of story arcs ahead, including a peak at “who’s behind the documentary” that’s been filming the Scranton paper company for almost a decade.
Could it be the same crew that’s been filming “Modern Family’s” Dunphy clan and the Pawnee “Parks and Recreation” department?
“The Office” has been the cornerstone of NBC’s Thursday comedy block for nearly a decade, though it retires just in time for Michael J. Fox‘s new show to take its place.
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