Steve Carell Explains Why Michael Scott Won’t Be Back for ‘The Office’s Finale

Word came in via showrunner Greg Daniels and NBC boss Bob Greenbatt earlier this month that Steve Carell won’t be back to play Michael Scott one last time for The Office‘s series finale in May, and now Carell himself weighs in on the issue. Talking to Access Hollywood, the actor explained, “I just didn’t think it was right for the character. That character had an arc within the story and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary.” Carell did add that he’s hoping to visit his former co-workers before production wraps though, saying, “I’m really good friends with everybody in the cast and with Greg Daniels, and I want to go back to say hi, certainly, before it all ends. But I just thought in terms of the character, it didn’t really make sense.” Steve Carell’s visit to the set is the perfect chance to Bowfinger him into the finale, Office crew!

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