Okay, this is it. The halfway point in the final season of 'The Office.' There's less than six hours left of the show after tonight. And we're hoping that we're at the point where they realize that they've got to deliver their A game for the rest of the run if they want people to remember the show fondly, not as something that peaked nearly five years ago.
There's no turning back on 'The Office's final season, which will close the doors on the long-running NBC comedy this May, supposedly without original star Steve Carell. Even so, don't expect the stars of the series to be out of work for long, particularly series staple Craig Robinson. NBC has officially opted to move Craig Robinson to the lead ordering a new pilot for fall 2013, executive produced by 'Office' creator Greg Daniels. Get the scoop on Craig Robinson's new series inside!
We'd be surprised if 'The Office' series finale didn't find some way to either include, or pay tribute to departed series star Steve Carell in the series' final hour, but now Carell himself has even jumped on the recent bandwagon of denying character Michael Scott will appear before Dunder-Mifflin closes its doors this May. Carell recently spoke out about his decision not to return to 'The Office' series finale, but should we believe him? Judge for yourself inside!
Tonight sees the return of new series regular Clark Duke to "The Office" after a couple episode absence (likely he was filming 'Kick Ass 2'). We're hoping they do some interesting things with him because they introduced his character Clark and Jake Lacy's Pete early on, but other than Lacy's tension with Elle Kemper's Erin, they've mostly served as replacement characters for the busy main cast.
Will something more interesting happen this week? It would be nice after last week's episode "Lice," that's for sure.
While our beloved '30 Rock' will come to a close on January 31, we shan't forget that 2013 will also see the final episodes of 'The Office' airing this May. And while much has been said about the final hours of the Dunder-Mifflin crew, from returning guests to unraveling the mystery behind the documentary team, the cast and crew recently took to the TCA tour to preview the series end, including several returning cast members (and several still not). Find out the latest on the 'Office' series finale inside!
After a holiday break, 'The Office' returns with "Lice," the tenth episode of the season. Assuming there's 23 episodes, we're not yet at the halfway point of the season, but as this is their last season we're guessing that the writers will put their house in order before the finale. That's being saved for later episodes it seems as "Lice" feels like filler.
While everyone has their own opinion of the direction NBC's 'The Office' has taken in the years without Steve Carell, as the series approaches its final swan song most would agree any finale would feel incomplete without Carell's character Michael Scott returning for one final "that's what she said." So while we move closer to 'The Office's ninth season and series finale, will Steve Carell return? NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt has an answer that might surprise you, so check out the new details inside!
For as many big name guest stars as 'The Office' has seen walking through the halls of Dunder-Mifflin over the years, the long-running NBC series has had quite a bit of talent behind the camera as well. While previous episodes have seen Joss Whedon and 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston helming 'The Office,' now it seems the acclaimed Jon Favreau will be stepping behind the camera before the May series finale! Find out what role Jon Favreau will play in the final episodes of 'The Office' inside!
Though we've known for some time that the current season of 'The Office' would represent the final year for Jim, Pam and the other Dunder-Mifflin crew, some months ago development began on the Dwight Schrute spin-off 'The Farm,' to be aired as a backdoor pilot in 'The Office's final season. Somewhat sparingly, NBC decided not to go through with the Schrute-centric spin-off, but what of the material shot? New reports say NBC plans to give a fitting end to Dwight Schrute, using a modified version of 'The Farm' to do so. Find out the changes inside!
'The Office' still has a good deal of episodes to go in its final season, but nothing will change the fact that the show's upcoming 2013 run will represent the last of our time spent at Dunder-Mifflin. One point we've heard the final season will certainly set out to address is the role of the cameras themselves, which provide the documentary-style humor much of the series bases itself on. So, how will they play into the show's endgame? Series star Rainn Wilson offers up new details inside!