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Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office has a closing date. NBC has set the date for the series finale for The Office.
The network announced that the hit show will end after nine seasons on May 16 at 9 p.m. It will not only be a special one-hour episode, but also the show’s 200th episode.
Last month, producer Greg Daniels told reporters that the last few episodes will be packed with goodbyes, with B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling returning. However, Steve Carell will not be back for a final appearance.
Daniels commented that not all the special moments will be packed into the last episode. In fact, viewers are already starting to see the documentary crew that has been following the Dunder Mifflin staff for nine years.
“If you look at how many characters there are here, and you think that it'll be our 200th half hour when we do the finale, I don't think we're planning on packing everything into the last episode,” Daniels said. “I would encourage people, if you are waiting for the end of The Office to re-tune in, I would start doing it right away.”
It was also confirmed that someone will be fired and the pilot for a proposed spin-off will air.
The Office stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms. A new episode airs tonight on NBC.