Ever since the departure of Steve Carell from 'The Office,' rumors have swirled that the series would either reboot, or close its doors entirely, particularly after the show struggled to find its footing absent its headlining star in season 8. Stars departed, a spin-off geared up, and now the verdict has officially arrived that 'The Office' season 9 will indeed be the show's last. But, will any major characters return? And what's the big twist?
Walter White may be all about the work these days, but let's hope that 'Breaking Bad's better half Bryan Cranston leaves that grim attitude behind when he drops by Scranton, Pennsylvania to hang out in 'The Office.' Before shooting the final eight episodes of 'Breaking Bad,' Cranston will first take up directing duties for 'The Office' season 9, but what episode will he cover? Is Dunder-Mifflin getting into the meth trade?
Like it or not, 'The Office' spin-off 'The Farm' has just moved one step closer to reality. Earlier we'd read a bit about the potential characters that would populate the Dwight Schrute-centric spin-off, and now the series has moved forward in casting a few relatives of the agriculture-savvy paper salesman. Dwight's sister and nephew will first debut in an episode of 'The Office' season 9, but who nabbed the roles?
No, it isn't yet the long-awaited day when Steve Carell announces a guest spot on 'The Office,' but familiar faces are always fun. Especially considering the myriad of departures and new characters being added to the cast, we'll take what we can get! David Denman will be reprising his role as Roy, Pam's ex-fiancee, but for how many episodes? And in what shape is the character now?
For those still worried about 'The Office' season 9, what with its ever-diminishing array of stars following the departure of James Spader, show-runner Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, and eventually the reduced presence of both B.J. Novak and Rainn Wilson, there's good news! In addition to a finalized deal for Clark Duke to join the series, 'The Office' season 9 has just picked up yet another fresh-faced regular in actor Jake Lacy. But, who will the former 'Better With You' star play?
Rest easy, fans of NBC's 'The Office.' As the show moves into a ninth season with a seemingly ever-changing roster, some new and some returned, one dark spot it seemed was that the perpetually vain Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) would depart, given the actress' new FOX show. Commands to abandon ship are premature however, as Kaling isn't gone just yet! But, with a full schedule on another network, just how long can Mindy Kaling stop by 'The Office' this year?
We all know that 'The Office' is going to look pretty different next year, what with Mindy Kaling and James Spader departing, Paul Lieberstein stepping down as show-runner, Ed Helms, John Krasinski and B.J. Novak all taking on reduced roles, and Dwight potentially spinning off, but who's going to actually join the ensemble? We also knew that Catherine Tate would join 'The Office' season 9 as a new series regular, but the latest reported to join Dunder-Mifflin is a pretty 'Kick-Ass' former 'Greek' star.
Who'd have thought that a scant 7 years after 'The Office' debuted on out TVs that everything could look so different? Not only has there been a tidal wave of departures after the show's first post-Steve Carell outing, but soon Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) himself may take off for greener pastures...literally.
We've heard a bit about NBC's plans to spin-off Rainn Wilson into his own series, but how would you like to know who'll be joining him on 'The Farm?'
'The Office' is indeed undergoing a period of great change, if not the last throes before death. Not only has writer and star Mindy Kaling exited for 'The Mindy Project,' James Spader departed after a single season, show-runner Paul Lieberstein stepped down, and John Krasinski and Ed Helms taken somewhat reduced schedules for the upcoming ninth season, but now writing and character staple B.J. Novak will take a smaller role as well.