After a steady decline in quality, writing, and humor of the past few seasons, the departure of series anchor Steve Carell, and the imminent departure of Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, and Rainn Wilson (who is getting a Dwight spin-off), no one would be too surprised if NBC finally did what had to be done, took the long-running The Office back behind a shed, and put it out of its misery. And, today, no one was too surprised.
That’s right, The Office has finally been given the axe.
The Office co-creator has confirmed that show’s upcoming ninth season will also be its final one:
“All questions will be answered this year…We’re going to see who is behind the documentary. [It's a] big Jim and Pam year… [fans] will pleased and excited by what we have planned for them this year.”
It’s been a long time coming for the show, which hasn’t felt truly funny or inspired since season five’s 2008-2009 run featuring Idris Elba—after the numbingly unfunny and overly-saccharine Jim and Pam “very special episodes” of season six, the exit of Carell’s Michael Scott in season seven, and the simply awful entirety of season eight, the decision to close this branch of the office is long overdue.
The Office season nine begins airing on September 20 on NBC.
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Source: Cinema Blend