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Old 06-28-10, 03:52 PM
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

He has now confirmed he's leaving at the end of the 7th Season:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watc...s_leaving.html

I will miss him, but do hope the show goes on. Truthfully, aside from a few episodes, he hasn't been the same for a few seasons now character-wise. It may be nice to see someone else slide in for a season or two to finish out the series. Maybe even promote from within, or bring back Kathy Bates full time.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
He has now confirmed he's leaving at the end of the 7th Season:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watc...s_leaving.html

I will miss him, but do hope the show goes on. Truthfully, aside from a few episodes, he hasn't been the same for a few seasons now character-wise. It may be nice to see someone else slide in for a season or two to finish out the series. Maybe even promote from within, or bring back Kathy Bates full time.
I kind of hope they just end it, but I'll watch if they continue without him.

But I really hope you're wrong, and/or joking, about that last part. She is by far the worst part of the entire run so far.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I'm actually not kidding, as the growth she showed in the final episodes was very impressive.

I'm not sure they can rehabilitate the character, but Todd Packer would be pretty funny as well, I've always liked Koechner.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I like Kathy Bates a lot, but I never felt her character fully meshed with the show as a whole. If anyone comes back, I think Idra Elbis' character would be an interesting choice. He seemed to get a bit wacky towards the end. Or hell - give Ricky Gervais a vault full of money and have David Brent take over for a year or so.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
I like Kathy Bates a lot, but I never felt her character fully meshed with the show as a whole. If anyone comes back, I think Idra Elbis' character would be an interesting choice. He seemed to get a bit wacky towards the end. Or hell - give Ricky Gervais a vault full of money and have David Brent take over for a year or so.
I think this would be hilarious, but this might be a jolt to American viewers. The US show isn't NEARLY as understated as Gervais' brilliant take on the character in the UK show. But if they could make the adjustment, I'd sure enjoy it anyway. :P
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
I'm not sure they can rehabilitate the character, but Todd Packer would be pretty funny as well, I've always liked Koechner.
This is probably one of the very few things that could cause me to stop watching the show.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

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This is probably one of the very few things that could cause me to stop watching the show.
Koechner gets on my nerves. I cringe at his small screen time when he's on the show now as it is.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I can deal with Koechner in the small movie roles, but I dont think I could deal with him as one of the main guys on the office. Another vote for David Brent here! And maybe he will make another music video too!
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I can't even tolerate the few minutes Todd Packer has been on in the past. If he became a regular I wouldn't be able to watch.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I can barely get the urge to watch the show anymore and the day Carell leaves is the day I stop watching. Unless Gervais takes over. I will make an exception for that, albeit highly unlikely.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Just end the show. It's started to get depressing that some of these people are still working there after 7 years...
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Originally Posted by Anubis2005X View Post
Just end the show. It's started to get depressing that some of these people are still working there after 7 years...
I was thinking the same thing.

This show absolutely cannot go on without Michael.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

They need to promote Creed Bratton. The show needs more Creed.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I love the show and I love all the characters but the show will not last after Carell is gone. He is the main reason the show has lasted as long as it has.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

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I'm actually not kidding, as the growth she showed in the final episodes was very impressive.

I'm not sure they can rehabilitate the character, but Todd Packer would be pretty funny as well, I've always liked Koechner.
You have some truly horrifying ideas. Each is worse than the last.

Those two are probably the #1 and #2 worst characters on the show.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Originally Posted by Anubis2005X View Post
Just end the show. It's started to get depressing that some of these people are still working there after 7 years...
Huh? 7 years is nothing.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

There's a lot of comments in here about wanting the show to end or get canceled. Can't you just stop watching if you're not enjoying it anymore?
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Originally Posted by 7Keys View Post
There's a lot of comments in here about wanting the show to end or get canceled. Can't you just stop watching if you're not enjoying it anymore?
We'd prefer it go out on a high note, not get dragged on for an eternity of mediocrity. See "That 70's Show" Season 8, shudder...
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

What's up with all the Packer hate?

I think he's hilarious in small doses.

Anyway, even though Michael is one of my 2 least favorite characters on the show...the other being Pam, I don't see how The Office works without him. He's the glue that holds everything together. Even when Idris Elba was the boss, Michael was still around and everybody knew that eventually he'd end up being the boss again, so it's not like he was gone. If he's actually gone, I see everything falling apart. None of the other characters can actually lead the show.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I honestly barely remember Packer...to me it seems like he appears so infrequently that to warrant him coming back full time would take a lot of explaining. But I would love to see Idris Elba again, at least for a guest appearance. Which also, might involve a bit of explaining.

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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I hope that Packer plays a part in Michael's departure, but he's definitely not a character necessary in anything more than a small dose. I say that as somebody who actually enjoys a lot of what Koechner does (I actually really like the Gerald Tibbins character).

Stephen Root is really the only answer if this show goes on past May 2011, IMHO.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Just let the show die. For crying out loud.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

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Just let the show die. For crying out loud.
That would be my preference, but I'm not sure it's going to happen. What else does NBC have?
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

I think the show should end with him having his
Spoiler:
'capa detated,' like Ed Truck.
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Re: Steve Carell says next season of The Office will "probably be my last"

Rumored-to-return character now confirmed for up to 8 episodes next season;

Spoiler:
NBC confirmed on Thursday (July 15) that Amy Ryan will return this season as Holly -- and writer/executive producer/cast member Paul Lieberstein says she'll be making much more than just a token appearance.

Lieberstein tells Zap2it that Ryan will appear in a whopping eight episodes. That's right: you'll get to see the Holly-Michael magic for a full third of the season.


Also, a few plot details for the upcoming season;

Spoiler:
- Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) efforts to buy the building that houses Dunder Mifflin were successful, which Lieberstein says will result in the salesman/beet farmer becoming overworked and open up new avenues for Jim (John Krasinski) to pull pranks.

- Bates will return as Jo in the season premiere, but she's also starring in NBC's midseason series "Harry's Law," so Lieberstein isn't sure if she'll be able to do more than that.

- Jo's son (who hasn't been cast yet) will come to Dunder Mifflin as part of a series of "low-level" jobs he's doing at various units of Sabre.

- Andy (Ed Helms) will perform in a community theater production. "We think it will be 'Sweeney Todd,'" Lieberstein says.

- We'll let Lieberstein describe the last one himself: "Michael gets a cold sore, and he finds out that's [a form of] herpes, so he feels the need to call every woman he's ever been with and inform them."


That last plot point sounds like it could provide not only some good comedy, but also guest spots for some characters we haven't seen in a while.

Full story at zap2it

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