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Steve Carell Says Season Seven of The Office Will Be His Last

The Next Season of The Office Could Be Steve Carell's Last

OK, so I know I played a little April Fool's joke on you all when I claimed that John Krasinski was ready to check out of The Office, but this rumor is more serious: Steve Carell may be leaving Dunder Mifflin for real. In a recent BBC interview, Carell revealed that he's only under contract for one more season (after the current one ends) and is not likely to stick around for more.

Now we all know that money talks, and I find it hard to believe that NBC would let Carell walk away from one of its biggest shows without a fight — but on the other hand, you can't blame the guy for wanting to focus on his movie career after spending seven years behind Michael Scott's desk.

Personally, I think The Office is in desperate need of a facelift, and perhaps this could be just what the doctor ordered. Of course, it won't be the same without their bumbling, fearless leader, but the show has plenty of amazing supporting actors who could potentially keep the show afloat for a couple more seasons. Then again, it didn't exactly work for Scrubs. What say you — can (or should) Dunder Mifflin go on without Steve Carell?

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Burkina Burkina 6 years
The Office is NOTHING without him. I'm so sad about this, he is truly a fantastic actor and so so so good at playing Michael. Ugh!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 6 years
mixed feelings...not sure... but this deserves a big story on popsugar.... i almost missed it in the lil link box!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 6 years
mixed feelings...not sure... but this deserves a big story on popsugar.... i almost missed it in the lil link box!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Agreed. End on a high note. It just wouldn't be The Office without Michael (as much as I hate the character -hiss-). No need to drag out the show and beat it to a pulp.
Deidre Deidre 6 years
The next season really needs to be its last. I'm all about ending shows on a high note rather than dragging them out. The show's been plateaued for awhile, and I really would hate to see it peeter off without Carell.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
The Office is a lot different from Scrubs, like you had said The Office has great supporting actors that can easily continue with Michael's absence and keep it going. Scrubs on the other hand not only got rid of the majority of their main cast but brought a completely new cast to focus solely on. I know Cox and Turk were still around but Lucy and her little study group were the main characters and it just didn't work because of that.
amybdk amybdk 6 years
Agree with millarci. Big fat NEGATIVE!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 6 years
nooo i don't think it would be the same. i can't picture the office without michael. even though the show isn't as funny as it used to be, i still enjoy it
cupcakers cupcakers 6 years
There's no Office without Steve Carell, if he leaves the (gasp) the show must end :( I hope he doesn't though, I still think the show is going strong
millarci millarci 6 years
I understand that there are a lot of good supporting actors on the show, but let's be realistic here. The Office can't go on without Steve Carrell. He IS the MAIN character. Honestly, I love the show, but I think it may be time for it to end anyway. It's just not as funny as it once was. But I will miss it.
kimretta kimretta 6 years
I actually think I'd rather the whole show just end after next season rather than try to go on without Carell. I love The Office, but seven years is a long time for any of them to be playing one role. I would understand if they decided to just end it.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
I agree with you, Buzz, that The Office needs a facelift, but I'm afraid if Steve Carrell leaves it will be exactly what happened with Scrubs.
belle28 belle28 6 years
oh dear...
belle28 belle28 6 years
oh dear...
Cogent1 Cogent1 6 years
The Office has been on for seven years? Time flies!
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