And just like that, Steve Carell has — for now — dashed the dreams of Michael Scott lovers everywhere.
In a chat with the Los Angeles Times, The Office‘s original boss says that not only does he currently have no plans to return to the NBC comedy, but that he thinks any cameo would ultimately be a letdown.
“Do you really think that people want to see Michael Scott again?” he asked, rhetorically. [Editor's note: The answer to that is duh, yes (!).] “I think the people who say they want to see Michael Scott reappear would be ultimately slightly disappointed. I think you always wish for something that you don’t sincerely want to come true. And I think in a way it’s better to imagine where Michael and Holly are at this point than actually see it.”
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• Comedy Central has announced that the outspoken comedienne/nut farmer Roseanne Barr is going to get roasted this summer as the latest target of their (in-good-fun) celeb-bashing specials. “All I can say is good luck finding anything about me to make fun of,” Barr deadpanned in a statement Monday. “I mean, I’ve never made a mistake or offended anyone in my life!” The Roast of Roseanne will take place August 4 in Los Angeles, to air Sunday, August 12 at 10/9c.
• ION Television has given the green light to WWE Main Event, a weekly one-hour show that will feature appearances by wrestlers from both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The series is slated to premiere October 3 and will air on Wednesdays at 8 pm.
• Showtime has released Weeds‘ eighth and final season opener ahead of its July 1 premiere — but there’s a catch. Fans must first check out the Season 2 debut of Episodes here in order to “unlock” and thus be treated to the first of the dramedy’s last new episodes.
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