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NBC announced Thursday that “The Office” will end its run with its 200th episode in May. With production of the hour-long finale set to wrap in March, the actors who have developed their distinctive Dunder Mifflin Paper Company characters are in the process of moving on to other projects. The show has already served as a launching pad for Steve Carell and Mindy Kaling, who left the series to create her own show at Fox. She’ll be joined there by Angela Kinsey, who has a sitcom project set up with the network. NBC ordered a pilot starring Craig Robinson while Ellie Kemper has been cast in the network’s comedy pilot “Brenda Forever.” Meanwhile, Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone, is developing a project for ABC, which he expects to air next year. After nine years on the show Baumgartner says people often confuse him with his character, which »

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