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.





  • Chuck T

    I wish they could convince Steve Carell to come back for one last swing at Michael Scott in the last episode.

  • forg

    Despite, the weak post-Michael Scott season, I’m gonna miss Dundler Mifflin EXCEPT Andy

  • Ralph Hahn

    Has anyone at NBC or anywhere else say that Steve Carrell is definitely NOT coming back for the last episode?

  • LordEdzo

    It’s a real shame they haven’t taken advantage of Andy’s (Ed Helms’) blissfully extended leave to do more with Catherine (the great) Tate, whose talent has been absolutely wasted. I know we’ve been down the “power grab” route with her before, but that’s her personality type. Why hasn’t she tried again to take over? Nobody’s in the manager’s office! They should have moved that crazy woman in there and let her rip! Too late now.

    And given the “Mose” gallery of Dwight’s friends and family members who recently applied for “Junior Salesman,” I can’t believe NBC didn’t pick up “The Farm” – at least for 13 episodes as a midseason replacement. There was a LOT of comedy potential there with Dwight as the ringleader. I would’ve liked to have seen what the producers could’ve come up with.

  • chris

    Even during season 7, which was Carell’s last, it was declining sharply. I’ll miss it but it’s time to move on.

    Oh yeah, and it was never a genuine hit as far as viewers are concerned. It never came close to Seinfeld, Fraiser, or Friends in viewers.

  • Marsinvestigations1@gmail.com

    Chris, no show ever will. Those you mentioned pale in comparison to be bigger hits from the 70s and 80s. Declining network viewership has been going on for years. No show will ever match Friends and Seinfeld (audience is too fractured) but that doesn’t negate that at one point The Office was relatively huge by network (and certainly NBC) standards.

  • Leondre

    Will there be an hour-long recap episode at 8 like the finales of Friends, Will & Grace, and ER?

  • Ricky K

    Haven’t watched since Carell left… Though I would watch if I knew he was back in the finale in some way.

  • Nancy

    I haven’t watched this season at all but I will be tuning in for the finale.

  • Michael

    Steve Carell has publicly said that he wasn’t coming back for one last episode. http://www.accesshollywood.com/steve-carell-explains-decision-not-to-return-for-the-office-series-finale_article_75467

  • Darkridedan

    Last year I made Thursday @9 my food shopping time since I was tired of being disappointed. I started watching again a few episodes ago and it has the same chemistry as earlier years, save for tonight which unfortunately featured Ed Helms. Well tme to do my food shopping. I just waited an hour of my life on Do No Harm :/

  • Potato

    @Jeff Winger

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

    I heard that in my head as Joel Mchale being really sarcastic

  • TRob

    This season has been better than last was. Last year’s appeared to just be a big cluster, almost no direction.
    The show is NO WHERE near as funny as it once was, BUT this season has been more intriguing than the last couple of season’s have been. The Pam-Jim-Boom guy (don’t remember his name) storyline has been very enjoyable.
    I’ll be sad to see it go because I’ll remember how good the show CAN be,but I’m looking forward to seeing how it ends. Sad that it looks like we won’t see Michael Scott return again though.

  • John K.

    The Office will go down as my favorite comedy of all time. I watch an episode or two almost every night as a I go bed. I never get tired of it. I’m not sure why, but this show, more than any other, really hit home for me. Season 8 was probably the worst, but it wasn’t that bad. I think for me it was being able to laugh at the little stupid things that my intelligence would otherwise not allow me to find funny is what made this show a hit. Sad to hear that Steve Carrell won’t be returning for the final episode.

  • battye

    Any guesses as to what the finale could pull? Any chances of it hitting a 3.0? If it was revealed that Steve Carell would actually be making a return… a 4.0?

  • Mark3

    Ive been watchin since day one!! Best show crappy nbc has ever had. I will cry when it ends!!! Love the office

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