Upcoming Ninth Season of 'The Office' Will Be Its Last; Series Finale to Air in May

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August 21st, 2012

The Office creator Greg Daniels announced, during a conference call with journalists,  that the show's upcoming ninth season will be its last. The series finale will air in May. We will publish more details as they become available.

  • John A

    I always hate it when a show ends at season 9. May as well make a short 10th season to end it. 9 is such a odd number to me.

  • hardline_pro

    At least they are going to end it before literally no one watches it anymore. Hope they can bring back Steve Carell.

  • Polar Bear

    I predict this actually hurts P&R and Community…
    But it’s about time. I’m pretty sad, though, because once this, 30 Rock, Community, and Parks are done, I’m not sure NBC will have any comedy worth watching. Whitney, Up All Night, Go On, Animal Practice, and the rest of the new sitcoms aren’t all that great to be honest.
    So does anyone know what plans for “The Farm” are? If it’s midseason, what’s Rainn Wilson going to do?

  • Ricky

    About freaking time! NBC desperately needs a new sitcom tent-pole to replace this aging, overrated turkey. I hope 1600 Penn is up to the task.

  • Mike


  • Ike

    Long overdue. Should’ve ended with season six or maybe seven. It’s been Zombie Office for a while now. :P

    Last season’s ratings didn’t even warrant this upcoming season as far as I could see. Maybe it was still getting especially good 18-34s or $100k+ ratings or something, but nothing apparent to TVbtN readers who only see 18-49 demo numbers.

  • Survivor Fan

    I really only see Parks & Rec, Whitney, and 2 newbies surviving this year on NBC (as far as comedies go). Up All Night and Community have small shots.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Tom, indeed. It’s usually the borderline rated older expensive shows that end. This was their highest rated scripted show.

    “but nothing apparent to TVbtN readers and advertisers who only see 18-49 demo numbers.”

    Fixed that for you.

    Not to imply that 18-34 isn’t important, but The Office was probably NBCs #1 scripted in that too.

  • John A

    Is The Office In Syndication? I never saw numbers for it.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @joel: >>> …other sitcoms NBC is counting heavily on, like 1600 Penn and 1313 Mockingbird Lane,… <<<

    Wow. I think that MY address might have a shot if I was asked to do an NBC sitcom!

  • RyanCanada

    Its time, the last season of The Office lost me, i lost interest in the show and that guy they got to come in, was utterly boring. i thought it would be ok without steve carrell, but i was wrong. its just not the same.

  • Raykov

    Good riddance… With Office and 30 Rock leaving, Community has bigger chance of getting renewed.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Offer Steve Carrell a $1 million + an episode salary for coming back for the final season of “The Office.” Like Jerry, Julia, Jason, Michael; and, the six characters in “Friends,” and Ray Romano (who made MORE than a $1 million for the last season of “Everybody Loves Raymond”). Like a pension, I guess, your residuals are based on your highest salary? One of my past favorite shows, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe came back for the last season to close out the series.

    I had DVR’d a LOT of “The Office” episodes after Carrell left but never could get around to watching them. I guess that I suspected the show would suck. Apparently, it did. But, only in comparison to its previous seasons. I’m sure the show is still heads & tails above every other sitcom for adults.

  • Potato

    @Ralph Hahn–
    The way they wrote Michael out, it would actually be kind of depressing if he was there for the whole last season. I mean actually depressing, not the usual Michael Scott depressing.

  • hardline_pro

    How can people say this show is horrible when it is like NBC’s #1 scripted show?! LOL.

  • Lockemonster

    Sad that it’s ending but I know they’ll make a great final season. It’s time, I just hope Steve Carell comes back for the finale.

  • Rebecca

    I was hoping it would be the last season. I’ve seen every episode thus far. I hope they bring Steve Carell back at least for one episode – would be nice to know his character and Holly are married and doing well in their new lives. His character left and then was never mentioned at all afterwards, kind of sad. Last season was mostly bad or just mediocre IMO, but there were some good moments here and there. Not sure if I’ll like the Dwight spin-off but I’ll try it when it comes along.

  • Justin

    @John A

    Seinfeld ended after 9 Seasons, So did Rosanne, Family Matters, X-Files, The Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, King Of Queens, Dynasty, Falcon Crest,The Waltons, And Touched By An Angel.

    When your done, Your done

  • AppleStinx

    What a captivating photo of ‘The Office’, after Seurat’s painting ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ – only missing the animals. :smile:

  • Nick

    With the Office gone, NBC should moveits whole comedy schedule around or it’ll fall apart. They should make Thursday a family friendly comedy block. They should make their sched like this:

    9: Go On
    9:30: new comedy

    8: new comedy
    8:30: Commmunity final season
    9: new comedy
    9:30: Animal Practice

    8: 1600 Penn
    8:30: new comedy
    9: Parks & Rec
    9:30: new comedy

    8: Whitney
    8:30: new rom-com or Up All Night

    Sun midseason-
    8: The New Normal
    8:30: new family comedy

    Call me a dream schedule addict ;-)

    @ John A
    The Office is in syndication on TBS.

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