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'The Office' takes a final bow in Scranton, complete with Steve Carell

Scranton digs "The Office," and the cast and crew of the soon-to-end NBC comedy about the employees of a fictional local paper company definitely dig the northeastern Pennsylvania city too.That was never more evident than at a parade, wrap party and concert with cast and crew of the long-running series on a warm, sunny Saturday, May 4, in downtown Scranton. And at the end of the day, the enthusiasm kicked up several notches with the surprise appearance by departed series star Steve Carell.Cast members John Krasinski (Jim), Jenna Fischer (Pam), Rainn Wilson (Dwight), Ellie Kemper (Erin), Paul Lieberstein (Toby), Creed Bratton (Creed), Craig Robinson (Darryl), Kate Flannery (Meredith), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis), Oscar Nunez (Oscar), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) and Andy Buckley (David Wallace), along with executive producer Greg Daniels and other production personnel, appeared genuinely touched and at times overwhelmed by the outpouring of adulation and affection from an estimated 10,000 fans who lined the Linden... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-office-takes-a-final-bow-in-scranton-complete-with-steve-carell.html

'The Office' finale: Steve Carell in after all?

The powers that be at "The Office" have repeatedly insisted that Steve Carell wouldn't return to the show for its series finale. As recently as last week, executive producer Greg Daniels said Carell wouldn't be back.According to one report, though, Daniels' and Carell's denials may have all been a bit of misdirection. TVLine says Carell's Michael Scott has a "cameo" in the May 16 finale. NBC tells Zap2it it has no comment on the story, and Carell's rep tells TVLine there's no cameo.The series finale takes place a few months after the Dunder Mifflin documentary airs, and it includes the employees, "past and present," coming together "for a wedding and a final round of interviews." The "past" part includes announced guest stars Mindy Kaling (Kelly) and B.J. Novak (Ryan).In the wake of the documentary airing, it might be natural for the crew to catch up with Michael and get his reaction to being on TV.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-office-finale-steve-carell-in-after-all.html

No Steve Carell for Office Finale, Greg Daniels Says

The Dunder Mifflin crew will assemble for the last time on the series finale of The Office , but their former boss Michael Scott won't be joining them. Showrunner Greg Daniels told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that Steve Carell won't be appearing in the final episode. Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/Steve-Carell-Office-Finale-1064840.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Office's Series Finale Will Resemble a Reality TV Reunion

The New York Times has a long retrospective piece about The Office 's finale and its nine-year run on NBC. A lot of it is "how did we get from there to here?" boilerplate material, but there's a new tidbit about the series finale being "a reunion show, in the fashion of the post-competition cast rehashes familiar from reality shows like  Survivor ." Greg Daniels says he even approached Jeff Probst at one point. TVLine also has some stills from the finale. //www.vulture.com/2013/05/the-office-finale-reunion.html

The Office First Look: Check Out Photos From the Series Finale

The Office swan song is still more than three weeks away, but fans can get a first look at the series finale. In nine new photos released by NBC on Wednesday, it looks like Dunder Mifflin's employees will be quite busy for the show's final hour (Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c). The only problem with these photos is that they lead to even more burning questions! For example, why is Dwight... //www.tvguide.com/News/Office-Finale-First-Look-1064822.aspx?rss=breakingnews

NBC To Air Special Hour-Long ‘The Office’ Retrospective

Before Dunder Mifflin shutters its doors this May, NBC will air an hour-long retrospective celebrating The Office‘s nine season run. The NBC News produced special will air Thursday, May 16th (8-9 p. m. ET) and be immediately followed by the hour-long series finale. The special will feature original interviews with the cast, writers and producers including John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Greg Daniels, Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman. It will also include footage of some of the early actor auditions, an inside look at the writers’ room and highlights from the series’ run. READ MORE...

Who's Getting Married on the Office Finale?

Wedding bells will be ringing on the series finale of The Office . But who's getting hitched? //www.tvguide.com/News/The-Office-Finale-Wedding-1064590.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Office' series finale: Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak return, plus loads of guest stars (and Mose)

The series finale of "The Office" will bring back several familiar faces, but it also will feature a host of new guest stars.The finale will also jump ahead in time a little bit. NBC has released a description of the hour-long finale, which airs May 16, and the logline says the episode takes place "months after the airing of the documentary" -- which the show has previously established as running in May. That's a bit of a departure from the show's tack of unfolding more or less in keeping with the real calendar, and it also harkens back to the British "Office" Christmas special, which caught up with David Brent (Ricky Gervais) as he tried to cash in on his TV notoriety.The full description of the finale is as follows: "Months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/the-office-series-finale-mindy-kaling-and-bj-novak-return-plus-loads-of-guest-stars-and-mose.html