Steve Carell confirmed for Office exit

NBC has confirmed that The Office will lose the services of Steve Carell following the next season of the comedy.

Carell had hinted earlier in the year that when his contract expires next year he was thinking of ending his term as Michael Scott and now it has been confirmed.

NBC primetime entertainment president Angela Bromstad has said that Careel will continue on to the end of the upcoming seventh season but that’s it.

Bromstad said in a statement: “We’ve been lucky to have had him as long as we’ve had. These things happen when you have such a major movie star in a show.

“Not to diminish the departure of Steve, because that will impact the show, but we have tremendous faith in the writers and actors to keep it alive.”

There has been talk of another big-name star stepping in to take on the vacant lead role but at this stage that is just an idea.

Source: Digital Spy


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