Fans of “The Office” expecting Steve Carell to show up on the show’s finale will be disappointed, as show creator Greg Daniels just confirmed that the actor won’t be appearing on the highly-anticipated finale.
Executive producer Greg Daniels held a conference call Wednesday, May 1 and announced that the Carell will not be appearing in the May 16 series finale. He explained: “I think Steve felt, and I agree, that the ‘Goodbye, Michael’ episode was his goodbye and he didn’t want to overshadow the ending that all the other characters deserved.”
The 50-year-old Carell left the show in a special farewell episode in 2011 after playing Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch manager, Michael Scott, on the NBC show for seven seasons.
But Daniels did tease a few details about the finale. He revealed: “After attempting to beat that [British] ending in a number of different ways, we ended up doing something very similar.” The original British version, which starred Ricky Gervais, ended with the characters reuniting after becoming reality TV stars.
The series finale episode is set to air on May 16.
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