'The Office's' Rainn Wilson: 'Dwight gets to be in charge' one more time

Rainn Wilson is cautiously optimistic about the future of "The Office" without Steve Carell. The actor talked with Zap2it on Monday (May 2) while promoting the indie film "Hesher" about what Season 8 of the series will look like without Michael Scott. Since Wilson's character, Dwight, was passed over for Will Ferrell's DeAngelo Vickers, we know he won't be stepping into Michael Scott's shoes. But, says Wilson, Dwight does get to flex his control-freak muscles at least one more time."I'll say this," says Wilson. "Dwight gets to be in charge for one episode before the end of this season."When we asked if he would again paint Michael's (former) office black, Wilson said "No, but very close."Wilson also talked about the high-profile guest stars still set to drop in on Dunder Mifflin before the end of the season. "It was amazing working with James Spader," Wilson says. "He's someone who has been a mentor of mine."As...

'The Office' Mystery: Phyllis and Erin's Big Secret

The smartest character on The Office is the unseen camera man. While the show doesn't often reference the documentary film crew, Michael Scott's final episode did as the ex-boss took off his mic before leaving forever. While the goodbyes were sweet, there was something even bigger going on in the background of the episode that some fans may have missed: The connection between Erin and Phyllis.

Michael Scott Gets a Farewell Hug at the Airport on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

The episode that has been talked about for months finally happened Thursday night -- Michael Scott left Dunder Mifflin. And thus Steve Carell left 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Despite the goofiness, it was a touching episode that showed Scott as a caring, capable human being. And when he finally gets to the airport, intercepted by Pam for a quick goodbye, it feels good to see him happy and doing the right thing. The conceit that this is all one big, long documentary came back into focus in the ending scene. "Hey, will you guys let me know if this ever airs," said Scott before remembering at last to take off his mic. "This is going to feel so good, getting this thing off my chest." Of course, Scott couldn't resist one more, "That's what she said," even if the mic was no longer picking it up. Then it was one last hug, and the plane took off, leaving a few last episodes covering the scramble to replace the World's Greatest Boss.

'The Office': Michael Scott says goodbye, and so do we

Michael Scott's (and Steve Carell's) last day at "The Office" promises to be an emotional one. This isn't going to be a play-by-play live blog, exactly, but we're hoping to capture our initial impressions of Carell's goodbye more or less as they happen. Come along for what we're expecting to be a tear-jerking ride. So, here we go. NBC showed "Garage Sale" leading into this episode, so we're suitably prepared to get all sentimental.Cold open: Fresh Rocky Mountain oysters, huh Dwight? It seems on-point that Dwight would be more concerned about his own future than Michael leaving. Also: The roof of Dunder Mifflin is probably not quite enough to get used to the altitude in Colorado.Act 1 (more or less; we'll use commercial breaks to signify the segments of the episode, even if that doesn't match the act breaks in Greg Daniels' script): Wait -- Michael doesn't want any drama on his last day? And...

'The Office': Relive the glories of 'That's what she said'

As Michael Scott shuffles off the "Office" coil Thursday night, we thought it appropriate to look back at perhaps his biggest gift.That's what she said.Below you will find a collection of "That's what she saids" from the history of "The Office." Most are uttered by Michael (Steve Carell), of course, but there are a surprising number of them from other characters, including Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Jim (John Krasinski) and even Jan (Melora Hardin).Now, there are a couple of caveats: The video is labeled "Every 'That's what she said,'" but it's a couple years old, so TWSS-es from the past couple seasons aren't on it. (Our all-time favorite, however, is: Michael, in crisis-management mode during the "Product Recall" episode, proclaims, "I need two men on this. That's what she said. No time! But she did. No time!") And, frankly, it feels like there should be more of them. That's not even to say that there are...

THE OFFICE “Goodbye, Michael” Season 7 Episode 21 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos  of the upcoming episode of  THE OFFICE  Season 7 Episode 22 titled “Goodbye Michael, Part 2? which airs Thursday April 28 at 9pm on NBC.  Episode Synopsis:  THE OFFICE “Goodbye Michael, Part 2? Season 7 Episode 22 – Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell), about to leave for Colorado , wants a day without drama to say his goodbyes to each co-worker. Deangelo (Will Ferrell) and Andy (Ed Helms) scramble to keep Michael’s biggest clients. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Craig Robinson, B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Kate  Flannery, Creed  Bratton, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star. Read More...

Director Paul Feig Shares Non-Spoilery Secrets of Steve Carell's Exit from 'The Office'

In the victory lap that has preceded his exit from 'The Office,' Steve Carell once again proved how vital he has been to the success of the NBC comedy. Now that 'The Office' is in its seventh season, it's not as consistently funny as it was in its earlier years, but Carell is the reason that season 7's best moments worked so very well. Because Carell made us root for this incompetent Dunder Mifflin manager, Michael Scott's proposal to Holly Flax -- and even his worshipful groping of her -- provided the show with its most memorable moments in ages. The actor leaves the show for good in Thursday's super-sized episode, and Paul Feig, who directed the episode and many other fine 'Office' outings, recalls the evolution of the character and talks about Carell's exit in the Q&A below.

Steve Carell's Teary-Eyed 'Office' Departure (Video)

The Scranton, Penn., branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company will bid adieu to an era of arrogant incompetence on Thursday, when Michael Scott (aka, Steve Carell) takes his leave from "The Office" after six years of hilarious mismanagement. NBC has prepared the world for the 50-minute televised swan song by releasing a promo for the episode. Break out the tissues and ease into the inevitable separation anxiety by watching the video.

Jim Carrey on 'The Office' season finale

Here’s some sssssmokin’ casting news: Jim Carrey will pop up in the season finale of  The Office , EW has learned. Carrey will guest star as someone who interviews for the management post that is being vacated by Michael Scott (the departing Steve Carell)—and seemingly handed over to Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell). Carrey won’t be the only celebrity vying for the job; Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate also play potential replacements in the hourlong episode, which airs May 19. An NBC spokesperson would not comment.

Sneak Peek: Will Ferrell's Second Day At 'The Office' (Video)

Will Ferrell returns to The Office as Michael's replacement, Deangelo Vickers! Last week, Ferrell's The Office premiere was seen by a mere 7.7 million viewers. Tonight, in Michael's Last Dundies, M...