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The Daily Beast: "Steve Carell to Leave The Office: End the Show"

Steve Carell made headlines earlier this week when he restated his intentions to leave The Office after the end of next season.

Over at The Daily Beast, I discuss why NBC should cancel The Office after Carell leaves rather than attempt to rejigger the ensemble cast or bring in a new manager for the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin.

You can read my latest piece, "Steve Carell to Leave The Office: End the Show" here.

Be sure to head to the comments section to discuss your own feelings about whether the creative spark has gone out at the once superb workplace comedy and what the network should do with the series post-Carell.

Comments

AskRachel said…
I totally agree. The show used to be brilliant but the last few seasons were pretty painful to watch and I think Parks & Rec is now much more enjoyable and funny (which is why it's a tragedy that it only got picked up for mid season).

Carell is a fantastic comedian and I'm glad he'll be moving on to other (hopefully better) things.
Mimi C said…
This show should have ended 2 years ago. I would like to see what these talented people (actors and writers) will do next.
Anonymous said…
The show has been atrocious the past couple seasons (Michael Scott Paper Company was the only good thing about season 5), but that's no reason to end the show. In fact, it could be better than ever by getting rid of Jim & Pam (every storyline of theirs has been death since season 3) and Dwight (just way too over the top). Put in Andy Bernard as the new boss (funniest character on the show), and between Ryan, Creed, Kelly, Erin, Toby, and Kevin, you've got more than enough for a great show.

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