Steve Carell's Office Farewell Just Got Bigger

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.

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  1. Michael says:

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

  2. John Berggren says:

    NBC returns to supersized commercial night!

  3. Sarah says:

    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!!

  4. Jenna says:

    Out of curiosity, did you purposely misspell “finally” in order to make an awful pun?

    • Greg says:

      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.

  5. Chris says:

    So we all get to sit through the stuff that should be on the cutting room floor. Yipee

  6. Terry says:

    Geez, if you people won a bag of gold, you would complain about it being heavy!

  7. Billy Thornville says:

    Ray Romano? If he becomes a regular I will QUIT watching. What a no talent hack.

    • James says:

      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.

  8. muse says:

    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.

  9. JT says:

    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?

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  11. trish says:

    Will Arnett? I absolutely LOVE that guy, but…


  12. sue says:

    Catherine Tate!!!!

  13. Will Arnett's Mother says:

    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.

  14. Estee says:

    If Will Ferrell can’t stay I think Will Arnett would be the next best thing anyone else will kill the show