'The Office' is closed. After the tearful series finale, we no longer have the adventures of Jim, Pam, Dwight and the gang to look forward to every week. And as we watched the 'Office' finale, we couldn't help but remark how different all the characters were after the past nine years.
Normally, when we do a Then & Now feature, we match up the character with the actor but with 'The Office' we have the ability to look at the characters from Season 1 and see them now, at the very end of Season 9. See how far 'The Office' characters came below.
Tonight offered the finale of 'The Office,' and at this moment -- considering most people complained that the show should have ended a couple years ago -- it's worth pointing out that most great network shows overstay their welcome. It's easy to pine over one-season wonders like 'Freaks and Geeks' and 'Firefly,' but part of what makes them great is they never had the chance to get bad. Whereas there are definitely bad episodes (and sometimes seasons) of all-timers like 'Seinfeld' and 'The Simpsons.'
The last couple seasons of 'The Office' may have tarnished its reputation, but it was once one of the best sitcoms on television. The finale reminds us why.
So this is it. This is the penultimate episode of 'The Office.' Will Pam and Jim break up? Will Jim keep working at Dundler-Mifflin, or is there a compromise he can find with his wife? Will Brian the boom guy show up and make out with Pam? Will Dwight and Angela get together? So many questions. And at least one answer.
With 'The Office' winding down toward its May 16 series finale, reflections upon the nine-season NBC comedy have revealed some intriguing "what if" scenarios and castings that could have seen our favorite Dunder Mifflin characters leading very different lives. Among the 'Office' trivia known is that 'Parks and Recreation' had originally been envisioned as a spinoff, but how would Scranton and Pawnee have been tied together? Find out the surprising 'Office'/'Parks and Recreation' connection inside!
'The Office' fans have often had to be wary of extended episodes, which usually have the misfortune of padding existing material and diluting the results of an otherwise good episode. In this case, however, we don't think they'll mind! NBC has officially announced that the May 16 'Office' series finale will extend by 15 minutes, in addition to an hour-long retrospective. Let the 15-minute Steve Carell cameo rumors commence!
In spite of all the conflicting reports, we know in our heart of hearts that 'The Office' would never dream of concluding its nine-season run on May 16 without somehow including Steve Carell's Michael Scott, without whom the series would never have thrived. The latest report almost definitely confirms that Carell will pop up in the coming finale, though official sources continually deny. Get the real truth about Michael Scott's return inside!
With three episodes left, tonight's 'The Office' is an hour long to seemingly help accommodate all that has to happen before we can finally say goodbye to the Dunder-Miflin crew. With Jim and Pam's marriage in a slightly better place at the end of the last episode, perhaps we can have some fun as we say goodbye. Perhaps.
Well, here we go again. Just over two weeks from 'The Office's May 16 series finale, and once again the rumor mill has churned out a new denial of Steve Carell's appearance in the long-running NBC comedy swan song. Showrunner Greg Daniels says Michael Scott definitively won't return, but what can we learn from the first photos of 'The Office' series finale?
We're just over half a month to 'The Office's' May 16 series finale and opinion continues to run the gamut on whether or not Steve Carell will reprise the character of Michael Scott one last time before the end. The earlier description we read certainly left the door open for an appearance from Carell, but now co-star Craig Robinson has gone on record claiming the actor won't take any part. Who should we believe? Check out the latest from 'The Office' series finale inside!
NBC's beloved long-running comedy 'The Office' may take its final bow on May 16, but series star John Krasinski is already bouncing back with his first post-Dunder-Mifflin gig. A mere 10 days after 'The Office' series finale, Krasinski will appear in one of the 15 new 'Arrested Development' episodes premiering on Netflix! So just who has the former Jim Halpert signed on to portray this time? Find out inside!
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