Steve Carell - Hopes Crushed – Steve Carell Will Not Return To Final Season Of The Office

0
0
Subscribe to Steve Carell alerts

All hopes of Steve Carell returning to the US version of The Office may well just have been crushed.

During NBC’s segment at the Television Critics Association Tour on Sunday, the networks’ chairman pretty much crushed any speculation that Carell might be coming back, after leaving in series seven so that he could focus on his movie career. “I’m hopeful but I don’t think he will be back” said Robert Greenblatt, before adding “he left the way he wanted that character to leave.”

That character, of course, was Michael Scott, the US counterpart to Ricky Gervais’ David Brent, in the original UK series. Greenblatt explained that Carell doesn’t want to “tarnish the character’s final exit from season seven,” E! Online have reported. This may not be entirely the end of the road for Carell’s character though. Greenblatt still gave glimmers of hope for a cameo, at least. “There’s maybe a little Hail Mary pass on a cameo.” The series won’t be the same without him though, that’s for sure.

The US version of The Office has already enjoyed eight seasons and in May 2012 was commissioned for a ninth, which will be its final series.  The British comedian Catherine Tate returned for season nine, which is currently mid-way through airing. The show still retains a strong popularity in the US and in December 2012, was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by An Ensemble in a Comedy Series. 

Steve Carell left The Office to focus on his movie career... here's a trailer for his recent movie Hope Springs

 


Contactmusic

Tags: Steve Carell - Ricky Gervais - Catherine Tate

0
0
Subscribe to Steve Carell alerts
Advertisement

More Steve Carell

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo Recreate The Schultz Brothers' Story For The Big Screen

Foxcatcher, the new movie starring Steve Carell, is now out in cinemas. But it was not an easy road getting here. It’s a brand new...

Natalie Portman Joins Likes Of Meryl Streep & Kevin Spacey In Paying Tribute To Mike Nichols

Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols.Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.Read More: The...

Channing Tatum Set To Make Directional Debut & Possibly Star In 'Leonard Peacock'

Channing Tatum is set to direct his first movie.Channing Tatum at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.Read More: Foxcatcher Took 7 Years To...

'Foxcatcher' Took 7 Years to Make - But Boy, It Was Worth the Wait

Foxcatcher is beginning to pick up steam in an Oscars race that has so far been dominated by strong press for Boyhood and perhaps more...

Advertisement

Minions Trailer

The Minions are a prehistoric race with a love of bananas and not the biggest brains individually. Together, their life's mission is to serve the...

Channing Tatum Never Wants To Get In The Ring Again After Gruelling 'Foxcatcher' Role

It seems Channing Tatum is far happier flexing his enviable Hollywood body on a stripper's pole or pulling off some smooth moves on the dancefloor...

'Foxcatcher' Screening Brings Together Carell, Tatum, Ruffalo, Miller And More In A Massive Group Photo - Pt2

The 'Foxcatcher' screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival saw the cast and crew take to the red carpet to pose for pictures. Amongst...

Foxcatcher Trailer

Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is brought to the Foxcatcher institute by multi-millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). Mark is a wrestler, and a good one...

Advertisement

Comments

Steve Carell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steve Carell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All