No Steve Carell on “The Office” Series Finale Reuters

Michael Scott won’t be included in the big reunion, producer confirms

Hit TV series “The Office” will bow out this month, with executive producer Greg Daniels saying that the series finale will mirror the one of the British version of the show, including a reunion of all the characters after they’ve made it big as reality stars.

One character that will be notably absent though is Steve Carell’s Michael Scott, who left the show in 2011, Daniels confirms in a press call cited by Reuters.

“I think Steve felt, and I agree, that the ‘Goodbye, Michael’ episode was his goodbye and he didn't want to overshadow the ending that all the other characters deserved,” the executive producer says.

On the bright side, he also reveals that they’re working on getting extra time for the final episode to have plenty of time for a proper goodbye, which should definitely please fans.

“We are trying to get more time and the network (NBC) is being very creative about scraping some more time without us having to start the finale at a weird time that will cause half the audience to miss the first 10 minutes. We are still hopeful of getting slightly more than one hour,” Daniels says.

“The Office” ends on May 16.

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