1. Agreed with Armand. There were going to have to be breaks somewhere based on the finale being May 16th. Better to get it all out of the way now and finish without any weeks off.

  2. Wait…. I was under the impression we’d get a new episode NEXT WEEK! What am I supposed to do without The Office for 6 freakin’ weeks?!? NBC sure doesn’t know how to plan stuff out. Should have just started the season later or told us ahead of time there’d be weird, long gaps between new episodes throughout the year.

  3. Oh, no! This is just like Season 3. I think this is going to be full of angst with Pam & Jim until season finale.

  4. If this is the case, then my worst fears are being realized: I’ve been worried that the writers, instead of tying up all loose ends in a definitive way are creating more, new, arcs than either they can resolve or the viewer even wants in this final season. The fact is, they are. Couple that with NBC’s pretty much shoving the show to the side where promos and hype is concerned, and couple it with this delay….and I’m sorry, but I have a feeling that we are going to feel extremely short changed and unsatisfied with the outcome. I hate to say this. I had such high hopes for this final season, what, with G Daniels at the helm; but the thing is, with 8 episodes left and all the arcs out there that aren’t anywhere near a point of resolution (and considering how many part or nearly entire wasted episodes we’ve seen), we’re going to get a cram it all in the suitcase final stretch with a crappy sappy ending. Sorry. But mark my words.

  5. Well, it would make sense. There’s only 8 episodes left, 7 if you count the fact that the series finale is one hour.

  6. I’m not surprised….I saw this coming. You people DO REALIZE March Madness is coming, so there is nothing that is going to compete with that for 3 weeks.

    [from tanster: ah, good point. i didn’t realize that!]

  7. I’m such a dork – I actually counted the weeks on my calendar. I agree with Zarion and dmdcash – they will start after march madness and run straight through to the end.

  8. The March Madness argument doesn’t fly. The only day that The Office would compete against it is March 28th.

  9. The viewership and ratings shouldn’t matter at this point right? No matter what they will get to finish this show.

  10. Why did they build up the story arcs the way they did right up to Moving On? If this is legit, then what a thing to do to the fans. It would be like going to a movie, watching half way through, and then the lights come on. You’re asked to go home, come back in six weeks, and watch the resolution then. Really?

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