As rumored, it’s confirmed that The Office will end after it’s upcoming season (season 9). The show was already getting old and tired when Steve Carrell left, and when he left, it just deflated. So sad. The good news is that the original showrunner, Greg Daniels, is taking over this season hoping to end the series on a high note, and I hope he does for the sake of the show! Greg Daniels said, “This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending for the show that pays off a lot of the stuff that matters most to fans. This will be the last season of The Office. And we’re planning a very big exciting last season. We’re going to have a lot of faces coming back … There are a lot of things that I’ve personally been wanting to do since season two … All questions will be answered this year. We’re going to see who’s behind the documentary … Now that we know we have an end date we can blow things up and take some chances and it will be very freeing, creatively…You have a choice — only tell the beginning of story and the middle, or allow a story to end. If we didn’t let it end this year, I don’t think we would have been able to tell the ending stories of so many characters… we couldn’t count on getting everybody back for season 10.”
It’s sad to see any show come to an end, but I do think it’s time. And knowing that this season will be The Office’s last, I have a feeling that they’ll blow it out of the water. I hope Steve Carrell makes a cameo, it would be amazing to get him back on for a few episodes–just for old time’s sake.