Will Steve Carell appear in The Office series finale?

From TVLine:

Insiders tell TVLine that producers mounted an 11th hour effort last month to coax [Steve] Carell into making a cameo in the show’s hour-long swan song. And while no one is confirming that the final diplomatic push proved successful, no one is denying it either… a source close to the show cryptically teases, “Don’t rule anything out.”

Link: Is Steve Carell Returning for the Series Finale After All?

What do you guys think?

26 comments

  1. To be honest, I figured everyone was saying he wouldn’t be back, and then he’d show up as a big surprise in the series finale.

  2. I think Steve will come back in the May 9th episode – no one would expect it and it will play true to him saying “I am not coming back for the finale – but I’ll be back in the penultimate episode!!” haha.

  3. At some point Steve said his theory was that Michael wouldn’t want/need to be a part of the documentary any more, and that’s why he wouldn’t appear in the finale. Maybe he’s since been convinced otherwise…

  4. What? That doesn’t make sense, Steve himself said he wasn’t coming back…….Did he trick us? It would be great if he came back.

  5. Praying that he does! My all-time favorite TV show character! To see him once more would be amazing!

  6. I’m super hopeful. I feel like Steve was just throwing people off all along. I worry it’s just a small talking head cameo. I hope he’s there to say hey to the staff or help Jim out or something.

  7. Wait, wasn’t someone around here on the set during the filming of the finale who could tell us?

    narrows eyes at Tanster

    [ from tanster: i can tell you that i didn’t see steve the entire time i was there. now did i see other people I probably shouldn’t talk about? perhaps. :) ]

  8. I for one love the idea of him doing just a simple talking head and nothing more. Steve (and the character Michael) have indeed moved on, but he has to give a nod to the show that made him!

  9. “[ from tanster: i can tell you that i didn’t see steve the entire time i was there. now did i see other people I probably shouldn’t talk about? perhaps. :) ]”

    Wow, wonder who would that be. Holly?

  10. @Tanster

    You didn’t see Steve, but you didn’t say anything about his persona. :P

    *cough*MichaelScott*cough*

  11. I read it somewhere that some casts had to come to the studio for super-secret shooting after the final shooting. To include Michael in the final episode, perhaps? I hope so. I know Steve said Michael won’t come back. But, how could this show end without reappearance of its main character. We saw Roy & Jan this season for some closure. Surely there will be Michael Scott.

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