Scoop: NBC Expands The Office Series Finale

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The Office Series Finale NBC is super-sizing The Office‘s series finale.

TVLine has confirmed that the network is tacking on an extra 15 minutes to the show’s May 16 swan song, with the episode now airing from 9 to 10:15 pm EST. (An hour-long retrospective show will precede the last episode from 8-9 pm).

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A special 45-minute Hannibal will follow at 10:15 pm with limited commercial interruption.

Back in March at the Office wrap party, exec producer Greg Daniels told TVLine, “I was very excited with the [finale] footage that we’ve gotten. It’s very big. I’m going to beg NBC to super-size it or extend it.”

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Those quotes prompted fans to start a petition urging NBC president Robert Greenblatt to give Daniels the extra time he needs. Mission accomplished!

Thoughts? Which Office vet should be primary beneficiary of those extra 15 minutes? Hit the comments!



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Comments (25)

  • Thank God! Every last moment will count!

    Comment by B – May 7, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to hear this. I know The Office isn’t what it once was, but I still watch it and love it. I may have to call in to work that night…

    Comment by Aprilcot – May 7, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I literally am taking off work!

      Comment by JT – May 7, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love it and I just caught up, I cried after last week’s hour long episode

    Comment by Krystal Dannielle (@KrysDannielle) – May 7, 2013 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I cried too. What an episode, what a series. It was the best 9 years I’ve ever spent with people other than my family.

      Comment by Edie – May 7, 2013 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think this season of The Office has been hilarious, and getting back to the way it used to be. I’m glad that it’s going to end on a high note, much like House did!

    Comment by Babybop – May 7, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dwight, of course. It will set him up for his own spinoff series.

    Comment by Mash Mouth – May 7, 2013 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NBC already decided not to pick up Dwight’s spin off, The Farm was scrapped.

      Comment by Chrissy – May 7, 2013 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Creed. Most underrated character on the show.

    Comment by Melissa – May 7, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love The Office. Don’t want it to end. Love Andy Jim Pam and everyone!!!

    Comment by Lisa – May 7, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s great news! The Office has been so great lately that I will take every minute I can get. As much as I like Erin and Pete, just want to say that my very favorite “couple” to have emerged from this season is Angela and Oscar. Pure gold.

    Comment by april-ann – May 7, 2013 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree!!! Their scene in the car last week actually made me tear up. They’re turning out to be best friends :)

      Comment by Kira – May 7, 2013 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so excited!!!! I’ll take whatever I can possibly get for the finale. What an amazing show.

    Comment by caileyclow – May 7, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show definitely had a few really bleak seasons there in the middle of its run, but has redeemed itself fully over the past season and a half. Looking forward to actually bidding farewell to a GOOD show rather than a show that used to be good.

    Comment by mondosalvo – May 7, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • so agree with you mondo, glad the office was able to turn it around for the final season.

      ps, i hate andy bernard, since his beginnging.

      Comment by JB Smooove – May 7, 2013 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news for The Office fans.
    Bad news for Hannibal fans.

    Comment by rockgolf – May 7, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hannibal will have limited interuptions. it will run most of its 40-42 minutes.

      Comment by JB Smooove – May 7, 2013 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, after the gutted one Hannibal episode down to web clips, they’re shrinking another episode? Is it even worth watching the episodes waiting for me on Tivo?

    Comment by Brooke – May 7, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It says limited comercial interruption. An hour long show is really only 42 minutes so if they are serious about leaving out the commercials you’ll be missing very little, if anything.

      Comment by rjcarr – May 7, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • HANNIBAL is airing in its entirety.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – May 7, 2013 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh good, Matt. Thanks for the clarification.

          Comment by Brooke – May 7, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was a great run for The Office. I don’t want it to go. But I’m happy it lasted this long.

    Comment by Mari – May 7, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man, I thought I was ready for the end of The Office, but I’m really, truly not. I can’t even think about it without tearing up.

    Comment by Ruby – May 8, 2013 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the office and hate to see it go. Michael scott, jim, dwight pam, phyllis and the rest have been great. I could have done without the jim spader episodes. He was a terrible replacement for carrell. I likedwill andy bernard but couldit have donethe without sothe much singingit from him. Thanks a great 9 seasons. I will be watching my office box sets for years. about to cry writing this comment. “That’s what she said.

    Comment by kcflake – May 8, 2013 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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