Steve Carell Leaving the Office?!?

by Janice

This is NOT the news an Office fan wants to hear.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott from the episode Shareholders Meeting © 2009 NBC Universal Inc.But according to Steve Carell, when his contract ends next year, he will most likely call it an end for Michael Scott.

After an interview with the BBC when Steve Carell first mentioned his plans to leave The Office when his contract ends next year, the terrible news exploded online. We all gasped and prayed it wasn’t so! Maybe it is just a negotiating tactic… Maybe it isn’t true… Please Steve, say it isn’t so…

But Access Hollywood caught up with Steve Carell and asked him if it is true that next year will be the last for Michael Scott.

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I suppose we can’t be too shocked. We have had the luxury of Steve Carell cracking us up in our living rooms for six years so far. He deserves the chance to move on to the next stage of his life — even if we aren’t ready for him to.

So tell us, will you watch The Office without Steve Carell?

I suppose I will, out of loyalty to the show and the other characters. But I am darn sure I won’t enjoy it nearly as much. In fact, I may not be able to bear it at all.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 alicia May 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Dang, I’m not an office fan- but I know that show will not be the same.


2 Janice May 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I am a huge fan and yes, it will not be the same.


3 Angela in Ohio May 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

This will be the nail in the coffin. The Office used to be my favorite show, but its just not all that good anymore. Time to go.


4 Janice May 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Yes – if Steve leaves they really need to call it quits. What happened to leaving on a high note.


5 Susie's Homemade May 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Say it isn’t so!!


6 Janice May 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I know – it seems like yesterday that the show started. So sad it is comign to an end


7 Andrea May 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm

OMG, wow. I can’t imagine, I just can’t fathom. Michael makes it all worthwhile.

But I will probably watch. I love me some Jim and Pam, and crazy Andy. And everyone else, too. The dynamic will change, but I’ll watch – for the time being, anyway (when he goes — but we get to hold onto him for a while before that!) and see what happens!


8 Janice May 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm

The rest of the cast is fabulous too. But unless there was a miracle, I don’t think the show will be as strong. It certainly won’t be the show it was.


9 Amys blah, blah, blogging May 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I had heard this last week and just can’t imagine it without him either, although he is so obnoxious you just want to hit him sometimes. Ugh! But still, he is so that show and it’s one of the only ones I watch. Kind of like Simon on American Idol, I just don’t see liking it without him being part of it. So sad. :(


10 Mandey May 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Nope. If he leaves I’m done watching it. He’s half of the reason it’s so funny-it just won’t be the same without him :(


11 Jennifer B May 23, 2010 at 9:46 am

Noooooo! Of course I will still watch the show, but it will never be the same. All good things must come to an end


12 Heather H. May 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

Michael IS The Office. That show would be ridiculous without him. Like when Shelly Long left cheers and they tried to replace her with Kirstie Alley. No dice. End the show when Steve leaves, please. Don’t try to cling to shreds of a good show.


13 Alexia May 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Awwww, I haven’t caught up to this season yet (been watching them on DVD) and I will be BUMMED if they take him out and keep going with the show. The only reason that office is so funny is because Steve is so lazy and lets everyone wander around instead of working!!


14 Liz May 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Wow! I hadn’t heard this news until now. If Steve goes, the show is done. Maybe it’s a good thing my husband and I are canceling cable this summer. I couldn’t bear to watch the show without him.


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