The Office will end its nine-season run with an hour-long episode — the show’s 200th! — on Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c, NBC announced Thursday.
No other details were provided, but one thing appears certain: Steve Carell will not be participating in it.
As TVLine reported last month, the comedy’s original boss nixed an offer to reprise his role as Michael Scott one last time.
“I just didn’t think it was right for the character, because that character had had an arc within the story and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary,” he told Access Hollywood. “I’m really good friends with everybody on the cast and with [executive producer] Greg Daniels and I want to go back to say, ‘Hi,’ certainly, before it all ends. but I just thought, in terms of the character, it didn’t make sense.”Follow @MichaelAusiello