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‘The Office’ Announces Final Season

NBC’s hit comedy will end after its upcoming 9th season.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 21st, 2012 in Culture » TV » News

‘The Office’ Announces Final Season

This is a sad day for television. ‘The Office’, solely responsible for revitalizing sit-com’s and introducing the single-camera format, has announced that the upcoming 9th season will be its’ last.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greg Daniels, the series executive producer for the first five seasons, will return as the show’s frontrunner for the final year.

"As we head into the homestretch, we have a lot of exciting things I've been wanting to do since season two," Daniels told THR. "The end should be pretty cool."

New cast members, Jake Lacy and Clark Duke, will be joined by “familiar faces” that will be returning for the final season.

"At some point you have a choice: to always tell the beginnings of stories and the middles or to allow a story to end, and I think endings can be very powerful and meaningful pieces of the story," said Daniels.

Daniels has touched upon the value ‘The Office’ brought to NBC, not just in terms of entertainment, but financially as well.

"They may also be crying over lost advertising," Daniels joked.

Daniels also told THR that the final season will have a slightly different formula, in that the focus will be on arcs instead of episodic comedy.

"The real heart of the show are these arcs that allow these characters to have ongoing stories. It's all going to be set up in the premiere… There's so much to pay off from nine seasons, so many great characters, that my biggest concern is just tacking in these great ideas that the writing staff has on the walls and making sure we hit all of them or at least squeeze as many into the ending."

Daniels promises that all questions will be answered this year, including who is behind the documentary.

Paul Lieberstein, ‘The Office’s’ executive producer for seasons 6-8, is developing a potential spin-off. Specifics have no yet been released.

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