Steve Carell to stay three more years at ‘The Office’

Steve Carell has signed on to play The Office’s Michael Scott for at least three more seasons.

This was mentioned by the Winnipeg Sun last week:

Steve Carell, who portrays the inept regional manager on NBC’s hugely popular The Office, says he’ll be with the Emmy-winning comedy for at least another three seasons despite his burgeoning big-screen career.

“All of the main cast are signed for three more. Beyond that, I have no idea.”

Ricky Gervais confirmed the news in his ‘This Side of Truth’ blog yesterday:

Had some great news today about the American version of The Office.

Steve Carell (now one of the most bankable film stars in the world) has just signed up for another three years with us.

Tipsters: Tobyfan, Christina


  1. It really speaks well of Steve that he is committed to doing more of “The Office” even though he could probably make more doing films fulltime. But keep in mind that this doesn’t mean the show is definitely on the air for three more seasons! It’s more like *if* the show isn’t ended or cancelled, Steve and anyone else locked in is obligated to stick around, as well. Regardless, though, good on Steve! The show is lucky to have a lead who’s so invested and appreciative.

  2. This really doesn’t mean much. The show can still get axed at anytime and everyone signed for 7 years at the beginning. All it means is that Steve re-negotiated his contract for a ton of money.

  3. Does this upcoming season 5 (Five already? Wow!) count as part of the three more years? Just saw Get Smart… Steve is great, but I’m glad he realizes what a great and rare thing he has with The Office.

  4. Seven seasons at least. Who would have dreamed of that even two years ago? So that’s like 75 more episodes!

  5. yay! this is exciting. i have been mentally preparing myself that next season is the last one just in case but this contract probably guarantees us at least one more.

  6. I’m surprised he wants to put in three years, considering how many more films he could make, but I’m certainly not complaining. Now let’s make sure Creed Bratton is signed up for three more too!

  7. If the show does go three more seasons, I think that it should end there. As much as I love this show, there are only so many plot lines and relationship rifts that can take place in an office before it becomes redundant and loses its freshness. I mean the BBC Office only went two short seasons.

  8. I agree w/ 14 bob_vance. Personally, I think it should have ended w/ Season 3. Not that I didn’t enjoy a lot of Season 4…it just got kind of strange and diluted.

    Another three seasons is really going to stretch the concept of The (U.S.) Office, and they’re certainly lucky that Carell is staying on that long; he just might keep the show alive and well.

  9. I am so happy!! It just shows how committed every one of the actors is to this show. It is so rare. I love them all!!

  10. I was so excited when I heard, but I’m worried at the same time. I think 3 years should DEFINITELY be it.

  11. Steve is the most awesome person in the world! He doesn’t take any of his success for granted one bit.

    The same goes for the rest of the main cast, except maybe Rainn Wilson. How dare he make mockery of Xena, Warrior Princess?!

  12. I agree with NathanTheTemp. I hope they find a funny and creative way in three years to extend the mockumentary genre–take it to another level.

    The camera crew has been in some very suspicious and stitious places these last two years.

    It might be interesting if we saw the camera crew people interact with by the show’s characters. Or maybe some drama plagues the production of the documentary…which makes us laugh.

    I just went to Ricky G.’s website, and he is freaking hilarious, in a thousand different ways. love him.

  13. I’m really psyched that the show will have its main characters for three years… With the brilliance of Greg Daniels, paired with the creative genius of the writing team at The Office, I’m sure the cast and crew will find the best storylines and talent to carry the show well. Thanks for this great news!

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