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May The Last Hurrah for “The Office” Be Memorable

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If you are a fan of The Office on NBC, it should not come as a big surprise that this coming season will now officially be the final one for one of the funniest shows on TV – which has become even more popular thanks to TBS running the old episodes over the last few years.

This season, the show’s 9th, will kick off on September 20th in its usual Thursday night spot at 9pm, but this season will have some faces gone and some not seen as much.

Back in February, James Spader opted not to go for a 2nd season on The Office, although his Robert California character did bring some new dimensions to this great comedy.  Mindy Kaling (Kelly) decided to branch out from The Office for her own FOX series, and her counterpart on the show B.J. Novak (Ryan) is not back as a full time member of the cast this season.  Kaling and Novak have been part of the creative force behind The Office having written amny episodes over the years.

Losing these 3 is tough, but executive producer Greg Daniels wants to wrap up this show with a perfect sendoff.  Daniels announced today that many characters you know from seasons past will find their way back during this last season.  Does this mean Steve Carell will come back?  His Michael Scott character did go out wonderfully, and Daniels has acknowledged that – he will not tie the show to something like that (so we will have to wait and see).

The fact is that we are lucky to have one last go round with The Office.  We are seeing the talent of Ed Helms (Andy Bernard), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), and Jenna Fischer (Pam) blossom on the big screen now, which would make keeping them more difficult in the long run.  Even some of the smaller role players like Phyllis Smith (Phyllis) and Craig Robinson (Darryl) are popping up in hit films.

The Office rates by many critics as one of the best comedies in TV history because of its unique style and sophistication, and nothing short of a memorable last season is the expectation of the fans, the actors, and the creators.  Fingers Crossed!

 

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