NBC's 'The Office' Closes Its Doors With 200th Episode in Hour-Long Series Finale on May 16

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February 7th, 2013




via press release:



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 07, 2013 – NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Office” (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) will close up shop with its 200th episode, a one-hour series finale on Thursday, May 16 (9-10 p.m. ET).


"The Office" has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 & 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic's Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.


The series is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.





  • DeanW

    I have a question: Why NBC wanted to end this Show ? It was their highest rated Show last year and it’s still their #2 after Revolution.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I doubt it was the decision of NBC.

  • John

    @DeanW, the cast didn’t want to continue/their costs got too high.

  • Michael

    Does that mean that the series finale of 1600 Penn will be airing the prior week? I wonder if NBC will be hyping that as well.

  • mando

    The office is the best show after Friends.
    I will miss so much!

  • Psac

    They should have either convinced Steve Carrell to stay on, or end it when it left. Never the same after.

  • richard

    yes, glad they got it to 200 instead of 198 like they previously planned. its like how criminal intents final 8 episode season got it to 195, and it will forever be 5 away from hitting the 200 mark

  • BigBrotherFan

    About 3 seasons too late for anyone to really care

  • Mark

    Show is still good after it’s run and even without Michael Scott but it’s time for it to move on.

  • Boo Boo Bear

    I am going to miss it. This season has been much better.

  • RG-X

    This season has been pretty good – especially when Andy has not been in it so much – he was becoming a Michael – wanna-be charachter and it didn’t work.

    I like that there has been very pratically no boss in the season. The Dwight & Jim battles is what the series should have focused more on when Michael left – they had the funniest scenes. Wrapping of tDwight’s desk in Christmas wrapping & staplers in jello molds – classic!

  • Ultima

    Why NBC wanted to end this Show ?

    Most (all?) of the main cast members wanted to leave the show.

  • TVDude

    I’m surprised NBC passed on The Farm. It would no doubt do worse in ratings than The Office, but look at all of the other new shows on NBC. It would have probably done better than them. I mean, the show probably wouldn’t have been that great, but look what else they’re offering.

    At least everything will end well together. I remember when they talked about writing all the characters off and continuing it. This is a much better option.

  • HT

    Prefered the UK version – 7 classic episodes.

  • T-Bone

    the actors who want to leave a successful show are crazy, most of them will not have much of a career outside of the show. I still think the show is very good and they should have gotten a couple more years out of the current cast.

  • Anon

    These actors may be typecast as far as TV is concerned, but actors always have things they can be doing… even if it is voice work for Pixar.

  • Carl


    The show is falling apart. The show has really declined in quality over the last two years since Steve Carell left. Last year it was pretty much the entire original cast plus a couple new people, so it made sense to keep going. This year the flood gates opened and people are bailing left and right. Mindy Kaling is doing her own show, BJ Novak is gone, Paul Liberstein is only around occasionally, Ed Helm is part time as well. Rainn Wilson was ready to go but his spinoff was cancelled. John Krazinski is starting to get a bunch of movie roles so I bet it would have been hard to keep him past this year. Honestly the show should have ended when Steve left, or last year once it was clear the show wasn’t the same. What you see this year is NBC squeezing every last drop of blood out of the show before it dies.

  • Jeff Winger

    I love this show. I’m glad it’s ending with 200 episodes, and right before my birthday too!

  • CrimeDawg

    I think it is as good a time as any to end the show. I really thought last season with James Spader was going to be good but it was really bad.

    This season has been much better and I hope Carell can make an appearance in the finale.

  • Rana

    I love this show. There’s no denying that things were shaky without Michael Scott, but it’s still a good show and deserves a proper ending.

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