Final Michael Scott episode will be supersized

NBC has announced that Steve Carell’s final episode of The Office will be supersized to 50 minutes:

NBC announced today that it will offer extended versions of Steve Carell’s final episode of “The Office” as well as for “Parks and Recreation” on Thursday, April 28. “The Office” will see Carell off in an episode that night from 9:00 -9:50 p.m. (ET) and will continue with “Parks and Recreation” from 9:50 -10:30 p.m. (ET). “30 Rock” will follow from 10:30-11 p.m. (ET)

Tipster: John

9 comments

  1. I was hoping for a true hour-long episode for Michael’s send off, and it looks like we just about got it! And even more all totalled together :)

  2. So… is that 50 commercial free minutes, or just a little over 30 minutes of actual screen time?

  3. @Devon,

    Since the main way for NBC to make money is to show commercials, I’m going to go with the second option. We’ll probably have something like 33-35 minutes of screen time, as opposed to 22-23 minutes in a normal 30-minute block.

    So, it’s probably adding around 10-12 minutes of real “show time”.

  4. This reminds me of the old NBC Thursday nights with supersized Friends episodes! Still sad Steve is leaving, but hopefully it’s a good send off!

  5. that’s good because I don’t think them splitting the episode up in two parts would work, I would go insane specially if it left part 1 on a cliffhanger, and also not to delay the ending, I wanna cry on one night, not two. :(

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