Hit comedy series ‘The Office’ returns for ninth, final season
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 07:09
NBC is bringing back its comedy powerhouse "The Office" for its ninth and final season at 8 p.m.
The show that brought us the likes of Steve Carrell and Jenna Fischer is finally ending, and the conclusion comes without its fearless leader, who left the show at the end of season seven.
Despite this loss, "The Office" is not going away without a bang.
Producer and showrunner Greg Daniels told Entertainment Weekly, "this year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending for the show. We’re planning a big exciting last season."
The mockumentary, which is based on the lives of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, brings light to corporate America’s nightmares.
Everything you wish wouldn’t happen at work happens at Dunder Mifflin, and every character you have come to love or loathe is present as well.
Whether it be the one who takes his job way too seriously, the jokester, the office drunk, the enigma or the utterly clueless boss, "The Office" has it all – and worse.
Underneath all the horrors and political incorrectness lies the show’s greatest player to date, Michael Scott, formerly played by Carrell.
Although Carrell plays a wonderful role, with Scott absent, it was only a matter of time before the show ended. The only question is: How did they make it this far without him, and should they have even tried?
This, however, in no way undermines the comedic genius of Ed Helms or of Rainn Wilson, who has been stealing the spotlight since the show’s infancy.
Producer Greg Daniels, who left "The Office" after season five to start work on the similar NBC hit, "Parks and Recreation," came back for season nine just in time to wrap up the story.
"All questions will be answered this year," Daniels said. "We’re going to see who’s behind the documentary."
This question is one that has been asked since the show’s humble beginnings in 2005: Who is actually filming this, and what is it for?
Most importantly, how will the public react when they see the ugly truth behind small-town paper sales?
Many of the Dunder Mifflin employees have left Scranton, including show mainstay, Kelly (Mindy Kaling), and it has also been announced that an original cast member will pass away within the first few minutes of season nine.
Here’s to hoping it isn’t Rainn Wilson’s character, without whom the final season would be practically unbearable.