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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
A series finale is a unique piece of television because it not only needs to function as a self-sustaining episode, but it needs to provide adequate closure to the stories the series has left unresolved. The Office’s “Finale” didn’t really accomplish the former, but it did everything in its power to cement as much closure as it could to the few ongoing stories it’s kept alive till the very end, and even some it hadn’t. There was truly no reason for anyone who hasn’t been a long-time fan of the show to bother watching the finale, but as one of those devotees who hung in there, I was mostly satisfied with it.
I could be bitter about the decline in quality story-telling or character arcs the last few seasons saw, or resentful that NBC wouldn’t let the series end gracefully »
- Joseph Kratzer
Sadly, this Minnesota teen was diagnosed with cancer at 14 years old and only lived to 18. Over the course of his life, however, Zach touched the lives of his family, friends and most recently, millions of YouTube viewers with his beautiful original song. Browse through our gallery and see pics of Zach.
Zach Sobiech, the teen who released “Clouds” on YouTube, a song that went viral in December 2012, died from bone cancer on May 19. Because of his song and contributions to The Cancer Center, millions of people will continue to be affected by Zach’s legacy for years to come.
Zach Sobiech’s Family Remembers The ‘Clouds’ Singer
“It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our son Zachary David Sobiech. Our family has been blessed not only by his amazing presence in our lives, but also by the love and support of our family and friends and »
- Christopher Rogers
The Office is over, done. No, honestly, it is: here’s the proof. It’s completely finished. Its legacy will be as a show that came from very humble beginnings – a remake of a hit UK sitcom (The Office) that was aired as a mid-season replacement. In Us network television, beginnings don’t get much more humble than that. From there, however, the show became something much bigger, emerging and engulfing the shadow that it was created under – the shadow of the initially superior British sitcom – and eventually proving itself superior.
It is odd to compare the Us and UK versions of The Office, because aside from some first season plotlines, they are completely different. The Office Us (as it is known in the UK) found itself in its second season when it stopped trying to emulate the tone and pitch of the UK version. Sure, the first season had »
- Rob Batchelor
Before the series finale of "The Office" on Thursday night, NBC took a look back at the show's nine-season run with a special, "The Office Retrospective," and fans got a look at John Krasinksi and Jenna Fischer's audition for the roles of Jim and Pam from a decade ago.
“What are you copying right now? What is that?” Krasinski as Jim says in the video. “I’m working. I don’t know if you’re working, but I have work to do," Fischer retorts as Pam.
“As soon as Jenna walked in, she was exactly what I imagined the part to be. I remember very vividly, I turned to her and said, ‘Just so you know, you’re gonna get the part,’" Krasinksi remembered. "And she’s like,‘That’s so crazy, ‘cause I thought you’re gonna get the part.’”
Fischer said she knew she had chemistry with »
- Leigh Weingus
Last night’s series finale of The Office was way up in the ratings — meaning that a bunch of people who haven’t been viewing the daily happenings of Dunder Mifflin tuned back in to see Pam, Jim, Dwight — and yes, even Michael — one last time.
This morning at Entertainment Weekly Headquarters we naturally all had opinions about what worked and what didn’t in the farewell episode of the long-running sitcom. Was it a fitting end for America’s favorite paper company? Over email this morning, Jeff Labrecque and Erin Strecker hashed out the supersized episode — Jeff didn’t »
- EW staff
The series finale of ‘The Office’ aired on May 16 and the cast took to Twitter during and after the episode to share their emotional thoughts!
It’s over and it’s sad! The Office came to an end and the cast is coming to terms with the end to a nine season run. It was awesome seeing Steve Carell come back on the show and stars from the show gave their fans one last thought.
‘The Office’ Tweets Their Goodbyes’
It was sad to see it all just stop but all good things must come to an end. Here’s what the stars of the show thought about the finale and the loyal fans.
John Krasinski: “So this is it. There’s truly nothing I can say to tell you all how much your love and support of this show has meant. Thank you … thank you!”
Steve Carell: “Thank You Scranton. »
- Chloe Melas
Submitted by CooperJack141:
Dwight: “I can’t believe you came.”
Michael: “That’s what she said.”
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- EW staff
For anyone who’s stuck with The Office through thick and thin, fat years and lean years, the slow disintegration of Jan Levenson’s sanity and stern rule of Charles Miner and the misguided creepiness of Robert California — or even those who tuned in after a long break just to see how everything turned out — last night’s 75-minute-long finale was pretty much perfect.
Basically everybody got what they wanted: Dwight and Angela wed in appropriately weird Schrute fashion. Andy revealed that he’d moved back to Ithaca to work at his beloved alma mater (Cornell — ever heard of it? »
- Hillary Busis
"The Office" ended its eight-year run on Thursday night, in a cute finale that saw the wedding of a fan favorite couple, the return of Michael Scott and a perfect sendoff for the rest of the Dunder Mifflin crew.So, how'd it all end? See our favorite moments from the series finale below. 1.) Michael Scott is back! Steve Carell returned for the show's final episode, staying to the sidelines but still packing an emotional punch. The former Dunder Mifflin boss returned for Dwight Schrute's wedding -- popping up to help Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) with the "Best Prank Ever."It was sweet to see him interact with his former coworkers. And while Holly (Amy Ryan) didn't come with him, we learned the couple now have a couple kids of their own and Michael's a very proud papa -- so proud he needs two phones because he's taken so many photos of them. »
- tooFab Staff
NBC gave up nearly its entire Thursday night lineup to say goodbye to "The Office." Prior to the 75-minute series finale at 9 p.m. Et, the network aired an our long special, "The Office Retrospective." The special looked back at nine years of comedy, with interviews throughout from the cast and creators. It was a fun and insightful look inside a comedy that was truly groundbreaking when it premiered in 2005.
Jenna Fischer addressed one of the things that made "The Office" unique. All those verbal "ums" and "ahs," as well as the unique mockumentary camera work was much more planned than it appeared on-screen.
"We have handheld cameras that are moving and we don’t have marks on the ground," she explained. "We plan all of that out beforehand -- everyone just works very very hard to make it look like it’s done on the fly." Even the looks »
- The Huffington Post
New York — That's a wrap!
Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. lives on, but "The Office" has closed shop.
The NBC workplace comedy, set at the fictional company's Scranton, Pa., branch, aired its finale Thursday to end an eight-year run.
As expected, office manager Dwight wed tempestuous co-worker Angela, with whom he previously shared a secret affair. He had abruptly proposed to her on last week's episode.
And as a welcome surprise, former manager Michael Scott was back to serve as Dwight's best man.
It was an answered prayer not only for Dwight (who greeted him with a choked-up "I can't believe you came"), but also for viewers who were hoping that Michael might make a surprise visit in the person of Steve Carell. NBC had stayed mum on whether Carell, the star of "The Office" until his departure two seasons ago, would be in the finale or not.
"I feel like »
Episodes: 201 (half-hour)
TV show dates: March 24, 2005 -- May 16, 2013
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Ed Helms, Melora Hardin, Craig Robinson, David Denman, Rashida Jones, Andy Buckley, Robert R. Shafer, Charles Estan, and Hugh Dane.
TV show description:
Based on a British series of the same name, this sitcom revolves around a group employees of the Dunder-Mifflin box company. Their day-to-day activities are being recorded for a documentary film.
The staff is made up of socially-awkward regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell); gullible, know-it-all assistant regional manager Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson); intelligent prankster sales representative Jim »
Spoiler Alert: If “The Office” finale is still waiting on your DVR, read no further.
“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things.”
That rather poetic observation came from Pam (Jenna Fischer) in what amounted to the parting thought delivered during “The Office” finale, and in the show’s heyday, that was certainly true. Driven by a touching romance and filled with amusing characters, it was NBC’s best comedy for a long stretch – not only consistently funny, but more human than something like “30 Rock.”
Earlier: Ricky Gervais Revives His ‘Office’ Character on YouTube
Still, the last few seasons pushed the show well past its expiration date – not because there was still a lot of gas in the tank, necessarily, but rather NBC had nothing else to pick up the slack. So “The Office” trudged on, enduring cast defections, desperate subplots and odd flourishes while the audience gradually slipped away. »
- Brian Lowry
Plus, familiar faces — including one that rhymes with Shmichael Shcott — return for one last goodbye!
After eight years and nearly 200 episodes, the doors of Dunder Mifflin closed forever — to the fans, at least — during the May 16 series finale of The Office, and the big ending went down in the most appropriately weird setting I could have ever imagined: Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) wedding to Angela (Angela Kinsey)!
The nutty nuptials doubled as an excuse to bring back some old faces — including Andy (Ed Helms), whose tearful audition on America’s Next Acapella Sensation had since turned him into a viral sensation.
But no return was more welcome — or highly anticipated — than that of Michael Scott (Steve Carell), who had some super-weird words to say to the camera about Dwight and Angela’s union:
“I feel like all my kids grew up, and then they married each other. It’s every parent’s dream! »
- Andy Swift
Spoiler Alert: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch the series finale of The Office. There are major spoilers ahead, so if you can complain, you will be fired. The rest of you can carry on... Oh Michael Scott (Steve Carell), you were right: "That hurt like a motherf--cker." But it also satisfied like a motherf--cker, too! Of course we are talking about The Office's series finale, which gave us our last full day at work with NBC's beloved comedy and its adored stars, including Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer. We'll have a full (gushing) recap of the Dunder Mifflin gang's final outing later, but here are some quick highlight, including the return of Steve »
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Office series finale.] The Office is officially closed. Thursday's series finale saw the Dunder Mifflin gang back together one year after their PBS documentary aired. Wedding bells rang for Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey), far-flung guests returned and Pam (Jenna Fischer) made a big move for Jim (John Krasinski). The Hollywood Reporter looks back on where we leave the Scranton, Penn. gang after the office doors closed. Michael Speculation swirled that Steve Carell would return as Michael Scott -- and return he did. Jim played one final prank on Dwight, telling him
- Aaron Couch
When Jenna Fischer was a little girl, she loved watching the hit NBC sitcom "Cheers" with her family and fantasizing about how much fun it would be to work as a member of a TV comedy ensemble like that. As luck would have it, that dream came true for her when she landed the plum role of Pam Beesly (later Halpert) on "The Office," the long-running comedy that finishes its nine-year run on the Peacock network with a one-hour finale on Thursday, May 16.
On that same night, when NBC begins an hour-long special that immediately precedes the final "Office" episode, Fischer will be making her New York theater debut in a much-anticipated work by A-list playwright Neil Labute, a career milestone any actress would covet -- and she knows she never would have gotten it without the years she put in at Dunder Mifflin, the fictional Scranton, Pa., paper company »
Tonight, after nine seasons on the air, The Office will close up shop. The aptly titled "Finale" signals the end, and now NBC is scrambling for a suitable replacement. Over the years we've written a lot about The Office and talked to nearly every member of the core cast, and in preparation for the show's farewell here's a little walk down memory lane. Aside from our exhaustive TV Club coverage, we've interviewed Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling (twice), Ellie Kemper, John Krasinski, Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms (twice), B.J. Novak, Craig Robinson, Rashida »
The paper chase is almost over: Tonight at 9 p.m., NBC will present the 75-minute series finale of The Office that will tie up the nine-season comedic saga of the sad-sack-yet-lovable employees at a paper company. This last episode will pick up several months after the documentary at the center of the show has aired, feature the wedding of Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey), and offer up an assortment of new guest stars (including Joan Cusack, Rachael Harris, Ed Begley, Jr. and Dakota Johnson). Former Office mates Mindy Kaling (a.k.a. Kelly) and B.J. Novak (a.k. »
- Dan Snierson
Confession: I'm crying, and The Office series finale hasn't even started yet. Not proud. Just being honest here. You see, not only are we saying goodbye to one of the best comedies ever to air on television tonight, but to a truly incredible group of people who never took themselves too seriously, and were always willing to do anything to make us laugh. They were, and are, the real deal. The kind of cast who gives the fans every last nano-ounce they can. Case in point: This footage from what is probably my favorite Office set visit of all time, in which John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer improvised a scene in which John kissed me (this coming right after the epic season-two Pam and Jim first kiss...insert »
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