Steve Carell's Office Farewell Just Got Bigger

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NBC is super-sizing Steve Carell’s Office swan song.

The Peacock announced that the comedy’s April 28 episode — Carell’s last as Michael Scott — will air from  9-9:50 pm. Additionally, Parks and Recreation will follow with an extended episode of its own from 9:50-10:30 pm. A regular 30-minute 30 Rock will close out the night.

The countdown to Carell’s big goodbye continues this week with the arrival of Will Ferrell as Michael’s temporary replacement. Although it’s unclear who will ultimately take over Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch, news that Ray Romano, James Spader, Will Arnett and Catherine Tate will guest star in the season has finale intensified speculation that NBC might go with an outside candidate.



Comments (21)

  • Reminds me of the days NBC did supersized episodes of their comedies :D (But I’m only really happy here because of Parks & Rec).

    Comment by Michael – April 11, 2011 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same. Parks and Rec is the best. Can’t wait.

      Comment by Jacob – April 11, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC returns to supersized commercial night!

    Comment by John Berggren – April 11, 2011 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agreed about the commercials… they are just going to add alot more commercials. And I LOVE LOVE “The Office” and all of its characters, but it just seems to sad to me to keep it going without Steve Carrell. I mean who wants “The Office” without Michael Scott?!?!?!?? I am so sad about this!!

    Comment by Sarah – April 11, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you, Sarah.

      Comment by R. – April 11, 2011 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Out of curiosity, did you purposely misspell “finally” in order to make an awful pun?

    Comment by Jenna – April 11, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If referring to the last line ” will guest star in the season has finale intensified speculation that NBC might go with an outside candidate.” the words has and finale are just out of order.

      Comment by Greg – April 11, 2011 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think the words are simply unintentionally transposed.

        Comment by John Berggren – April 11, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So we all get to sit through the stuff that should be on the cutting room floor. Yipee

    Comment by Chris – April 11, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Geez, if you people won a bag of gold, you would complain about it being heavy!

    Comment by Terry – April 11, 2011 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ray Romano? If he becomes a regular I will QUIT watching. What a no talent hack.

    Comment by Billy Thornville – April 11, 2011 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you gay? Do you happen to understand the ratings that “Everybody loves Raymond” got? In fact, Ray Romano would be perfect for this show. He is not too crazy with his comedy, and he is a huge success at improv. It would actually be a big ass shame if it wasn’t Ray Romano, but Ray is already doing other work so it wont be him.

      Comment by James – April 25, 2011 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CATHERINE TATE. If only she weren’t doing Much Ado About Nothing across the pond until September…

    The Office would inch its way into my top 5 shows if she were the new boss.

    Comment by muse – April 11, 2011 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A fast way to kill what has become one of the funniest shows on TV would be to cast Ray Romano.

    He just isn’t funny, yes he has the “idiot” factor but unlike Michael Scott, he isn’t lovable. His voice is also grating and annoying.

    Will Arnett is the obvious choice, even bring back Timothy Oliphant,or what about Andy Dick?

    Comment by JT – April 11, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Andy Dick…. You can’t be serious, he’s terrible.

      Comment by AQ – April 12, 2011 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEEEEE GET CATHERINE!!!! SHE WOULD BE SOO AMAZING AND I WOULD ACTUALLY START WATCHING THE OFFICE AGAIN.

    Comment by Francesa – April 11, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Arnett? I absolutely LOVE that guy, but…

    Him?

    Comment by trish – April 11, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Catherine Tate!!!!

    Comment by sue – April 11, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Arnett would be AWESOME! Think about it, folks. The guy who played Gob Bluth PERFECTLY could also play a dundering, buffoon and semi-Michael Scott clone. Arnett is very funny, he could pull it off.

    Hope NBC went this way.

    Comment by Will Arnett's Mother – April 14, 2011 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Will Ferrell can’t stay I think Will Arnett would be the next best thing anyone else will kill the show

    Comment by Estee – April 14, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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