The Office finale synopsis was released Friday by NBC, E! Online reported. According to the network, this is what you can expect:
“Months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked.”
Whose wedding will it be? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
What is known at this point, however, is that B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Johnson, Rachael Harris, Joan Cusack, Malcolm Barrett, Ed Begley, Jr., Matt Jones, Andy Buckley, Mike Schur, and Bobby Ray Shafer, will guest star.
No mention of Steve Carell, and we don’t expect it since the actor has flat denied a return, but the team is promising big things for their final hour, so we’re sure whatever airs will be at the very least filled with surprises.
The finale will also be one of two hours devoted to the hit comedy that ran nine seasons, according to a Friday report from The Wrap.
Before Jim, Pam, Dwight, Nard Dog, Creed, and the rest, say goodbye in one final episode, NBC News will produce and air a one-hour tribute that will be jam-packed with DVD special edition-worthy bonus materials.
According to the website, some of those features include interviews with cast members, writers, and producers, as well as actor auditions for the show that made it cool to live in or visit Scranton, Pennsylvania.
In fact, Scranton will even be featured via Office Fan Day, which will take place on May 4 and be included as part of the retrospective.
Furthermore, Novak and Kaling, writers/co-executive producers/sometimes stars, will join Paul Lieberstein, whom you probably know as Toby the H.R. Guy for a behind-the-scenes look at The Office writers’ room. Lieberstein is also an executive producer on the series.
All of this goes down on May 16 starting at 8 p.m., and it will go immediately into The Office finale.
Now, if any of this is a surprise to you, then you haven’t seen TV in the last 15 years.
Seinfeld used this method prior to its finale in 1998. Like The Office, the “Show About Nothing” ran for nine seasons before crash landing in what is largely considered one of the most disappointing endings in TV sitcom history.
Hopefully, The Office finale will fare better, but unlike Seinfeld, it’s not exactly at the top of its game.
Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George, were still churning out top-tier television prior to their final hour, which was essentially a clip show that immediately followed a clip show.
To The Office‘s credit, they’ve gone into full story mode after losing Steve Carell (and some of their punch), so the final episode should be an eventful one.
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