No Steve Carell for Office Finale, Greg Daniels Says

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John Krasinski, Steve Carell | Photo Credits: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
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John Krasinski, Steve Carell | Photo Credits: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The Dunder Mifflin crew will assemble for the last time on the series finale of The Office, but their former boss Michael Scott won't be joining them.

Showrunner Greg Daniels told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that Steve Carell won't be appearing in the final episode.

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"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," he said.

Daniels also teased that the finale would be "very similar" to the ending of the original British series.

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The one-hour final episode is scheduled to air on May 16 from 9 to 10 p.m. ET, but Daniels said he's hoping NBC will expand the running time to "slightly more" than 60 minutes.

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