Steve Carell Leaves ‘The Office’ On April 28th
Published by Seth Quillen in: Television -- Date: 12 Mar 2011 Comments: 0
Looks like it’s time to put the “World’s Best Boss” mug in the cupboard. Steve Carell and his Michael Scott character will finally say goodbye to The Office on Thursday, April 28. We first learned of Carell’s exit last year but it’s still gonna be hard to see him go.
Carell expanded on the character originally created by Ricky Gervais to awkward comedic perfection. He played one of the best-worst bosses in television history. Carell’s Michael Scott popularized a tsunami of comedic phrases from “That’s what she said” to “Boom, Roasted!” Carell also received five Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe statue for his role as Michael Scott. He was the funniest man on TV for seven good years.
As previously reported, Will Ferrell will guest star as Michael Scott’s replacement for a four week run, starting April 14. Ferrel will stay on through Michael Scott’s farewell and finally leave the office himself on May 5.
The Carell departure is on the first night of May sweeps. The networks always put together a little something special for May, and this is definitely a big deal. Carell will depart the Dunder Mifflin, Scranton branch three weeks before the NBC comedy’s hour-long season finale special on May 19, when a new boss will officially be named.
Greg Daniels, who originally adapted Ricky Gervais’ The Office for American television was also the writer on Carell’s final episode. (TV guide)