NBC supersizes Steve Carell's final 'Office' episode

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Steve Carell’s final episode of The Office just got a promotion: NBC is “supersizing” the episode to 50 minutes.

The April 28 outing that features Carell’s final appearance as Michael Scott will run from 9-9:50 p.m. Then NBC is offering an extended episode of Parks and Recreation from 9:50-10:30 p.m. A regular 30 Rock will follow at 10:30 p.m.

NBC is pulling out all the stops for Carell’s last season, having added guest stars like Ray Romano and Will Arnett, in addition to casting Will Ferrell as a potential replacement for Scott (video clips here).

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  • amie

    Great news! Still sad Steve is going but aleast we will get a little more time with him and P&R. All good things.

  • Free Range Chicken

    Why is there so many reruns?!? It feels like there’s been one new show for every five repeats. It’s not just The Office either. It seems every show has been more reruns that new episodes.
    I remember the old days when a show would run from September to approx March and they would all be new. After that, they would run the repeats. This is getting so frustrating.

    • SM

      It’s the pre-sweeps doldrums. Come May 1, they bring out all the new episodes leading up to the season finale.

      • Abe Froman

        Actually, May sweeps begin on April 28.

    • tnsmoke

      I agree! Fall shows started in September and ran all the way thru May. Now it’s 2 repeats for every new episode, how can an audience build on that schedule?

      • kevin

        it has been this way for such a long time, it still makes me laugh when people act so surprised by it.

    • austin

      I agree its the same with 30 rock, how i met your mother, and the office, there will be one or two new shows four re-runs and then maybe a new episode.

    • Gabriel

      most shows have been on break for march madness but most are starting back up this week

    • shaun

      I agree. TV has gone down the tubes. I don’t know why the viewing audience and advertisers put up with it.

  • Ada

    STFU Parks & Rec is going to be 40 minutes. Greatest news ever.

    • Dave

      I have to admit, as much as I love The Office and Steve Carell, I’m a tad more excited about the supersized episode of Parks and Rec.

      • Karate Pants

        Seconded!

    • Jon

      Awesome Sauce!

    • Li’l Sebastian

      Agreed!! P&R is such a great show– 10 more minutes is fantastic news!

  • brutony

    Theyre starting all new eps this week, leading up to May sweeps! Great, EVERY show has to have first runs now, competing with each other, and space on my bulging DVR!

    • Jackson

      ‘My Bulging DVR’. New band name. I call it.

      • Kyle Diamond

        hahaha nice

      • Kelly

        Moment of brilliance, Jackson!

    • steve

      That’s what she said!

      • Katie

        Ha! Loooove

  • GOOD RIDDANCE

    Good riddance to Carrell. One hopes the show crashes and burns now. It hasn’t been funny in years.

    • Jane

      I guess we know somebody who won’t be watching. Have some hot cocoa, Mr. Crankypants.

    • tnsmoke

      Oh gee, let me guess, you’re a Community fan?

      • Mike

        That’s unwarranted…it’s possible to be a fan of both! lol

      • Hey hey hey

        You can like The Office AND Community.

      • Seth

        Most fans of Community (at least that I know of) are also fans of The Office, so don’t go there.

        I disagree with GOOD RIDDANCE (I still love TO, although not as much as I used to), but I’d rather have someone attacking a show that I like than have a fellow fan lobbing unprovoked attacks at another fandom (especially one that I’m a part of).

      • frankenberry

        Community is the 2nd best show on the Thursday line up, right behind P&R.

    • Ian

      Here’s an idea….if you don’t like the show, DON’T WATCH IT. Why would you care if it’s on the air doing well if you don’t like it. I couldn’t care less about Dancing With the Z Listers or Desperate Housewives, but it certainly doesn’t matter to me if they’re on, and I certainly don’t care if other people watch them. Get over yourself Good Riddance, and leave mom’s basement once in awhile.

      • Jackson

        Not that I’m taking sides in a pointless message board debate, but I think it’s different when you’ve always disliked a show as compared to complaining about a show that has gone downhill. I have Office DVD sets, bobbleheads, calendars, etc. – but I have thought the show has lost something the past few seasons. I think it’s warranted to be upset about a show that invested time and interest when it starts to phone it in. But then I also think it’s warranted for current fans to defend that show. So ignore this post, it’s pointless.

    • Josh

      what are you smoking? the show has been funny the entire time its been aired. Some funnier than others, but still funny. Why would you be on this page commenting if your not interested anyways?

  • Petrie

    WOO HOO!!! LONGER P&R!

  • Jane

    More of Steve Carrell and Parks and Recreation is probably the best news ever.

  • Eric

    Soooo basically what they’re doing is the same thing Lost did for their finale and just adding more commercials?

  • Teresa

    Does it mean “Goodby michael part 2″? or the 50 minutes include part. 1?

  • Craig

    Why don’t they just make it 60 minutes? That way it won’t be a problem to repeat it?

    • Rock Golf

      Throw in an extra set of opening and closing credits, plus a “previously on The Office”, I’m sure they’ll be able to make this into 2 30-minute episodes for syndication.

  • Jon

    Wasn’t it supposed to be an hour-long episode all the while? Wouldn’t this be a “downsizing” then?

    • Mike

      The season finale is still an hour. This episode will air BEFORE the finale. I still have hopes Mr. Scott will return for a cameo in the season finale, but they sure are pulling out all the stops for this episode to make me think that WON’T be the case.

      • Kyle Diamond

        No, this is the season finale that they’re talking about.

      • Lem’s Ghost

        This is not the season finale. There will be 4 or so episodes after Carrell leaves.

  • Brandon

    It’s not the last appearance of Michael Scott. He said he’d love to pop in now and again.

    • Spoiler Alert

      This will be his last appearance. They’re going to kill him off at the end of the show.

  • Glowbug

    The Office has rerun after rerun —how many times will they throw the same show at people? The show should probably end —how can you have the office without the moron Michael Gary Scott—can we buy his used ties?

  • Kyle Diamond

    I will never watch this again if Ray Romano joins. Worst comedian. EVER.

    • Scott

      AMEN. I will disown the show forever if he stays on.

  • whatever

    MICHAEL SCOTT (SCARN) FOREVER!!!!

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