But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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We hate to see it go, but it's time.
It's been confirmed that after nine seasons, NBC's The Office will be ending after the end of this upcoming season.
With Steve Carell officially gone and many other cast members leaving for solo projects, like
Kelly Kapoor Mindy Kaling, whose new show premieres this fall, it's really getting down to the bare bones on that show.
We're certainly going to miss Kelly and Ryan's on-and-off romance, Jam's growing family, the Nard Dog's ukulele hymns, and of course, Creepy Creed, but we have a feeling producers are going to give Office fans a nice send-off.
In fact, executive producer Greg Daniels has some juicy goss about the upcoming season and claims that "all questions will be answered!"
"All questions will be answered this year. We're going to see who is behind the documentary. We're going to meet some of them… and we're going to explore [why they were filming for so long]."
Holy shiz!!! It's been so many years, we forgot that the show was even filmed documentary-style! Ha!!! SO EXCITING!!
And what's more, it looks like there will be a whole lot of other surprises as well!
Daniels added that "a lot of familiar faces" will be coming back, including the fate of Michael Scott:
"It would be fantastic if [Steve] would return. He loved how [Michael] exited, and is probably anxious about not messing up such a stylish exit. That’s a perfectly legitimate point. We’ll see.
There’s so much to pay off after nine seasons of so many great characters. My biggest concern is just packing in these great ideas the writing staff has and making sure we can squeeze as many as we can into the ending. Now that we know we have an end date we can kind of blow up things and take some chances. [It's] very freeing creatively."
And more of your dying questions will be answered such as who the Scranton Strangler is (dun-dun-dunnn!), what happens to Jim and Pam (the last season will be a "big" one with "lots of drama), John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms will enter the final season as producers, and most importantly, Daryl will finally learn how to use PowerPoint.
Huzzah! This just gets better and better!
The Fall TV season can't come soon enough!!!
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