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Steve Carell Is Leaving 'The Office'

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Jun 28, 2010 | 9:52am EDT

ALTSteve Carell thinks people will continue walking to work and sipping their afternoon juice drinks like nothing's wrong, despite today's confirmation that he will, in fact, leave The Office when his contract expires this May. But boy is he wrong! We're going to protest! And a peaceful sit-in will this not be!

Of the leave, he said "I just think it's time. I want to fulfill my contract. When I first signed on I had a contract for seven seasons, and this coming year is my seventh. I just thought it was time for my character to go."

But according to him, his departure doesn't mean The Office needs to go down the garbage shoot with the rest of the spoiled broccoli. "It doesn't certainly mean the end of the show," he said. "I think it's just a dynamic change to the show, which could be a good thing, actually. Add some new life and some new energy...I see it as a positive in general for the show."

He even doubts we'll miss him! He said, "I didn't see it as a huge thing and I certainly didn't anticipate any sort of hubbub over it. I'm just not going to extend my contract, but I didn't see it as a huge deal. And the show is great, and the ensemble is so strong, and the writers are great, so it's just one part of that ensemble drifting off. They've incorporated so many new characters and so many new, great storylines that I have no doubt it'll continue as strong if not stronger than ever." Oh! So he thinks the new story lines and characters will be the little toy airplanes that school principles use to distract us while our parents bolt out the classroom door and away from our grubby fingers! But he's wrong! We'll miss him, and we're sure Dwight will too. (Actually, now that Michael Scott's going to make his departure, what will be Dwight's purpose in life? What will prevent him from leaving his paper sales job in favor of cultivating his beets? THIS SHOW IS IN SHAMBLES!)

Source: E! Online

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