Steve Carell Unlikely To Return For ‘The Office’ Finale: TCA

When he announced in August that the current ninth season of The Office will be the series’ last, developer/executive producer Greg Daniels was hopeful that the final season and especially the series finale would feature original central character Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell for The Office‘s first seven seasons.”We certainly wish Michael Scott would return,” Daniels said at the time. “But we’re not going to put pressure on Steve to write something only he could do.”

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Today NBC boss Bob Greenblatt all but shut the door to that possibility. “We’re hopeful but I don’t think (Carell) will,” Greenblatt said after the NBC executive session. “He left in the way he wanted to leave, and he and Greg talked about it, and I don’t think he will. There’s maybe a little Hail Mary pass on a cameo, but I think the decision would be compromising his schedule.”

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