NBC has announced that The Office episode Livin’ the Dream, scheduled to air May 2, is now extended to an hour!
Note that this episode starts earlier than usual — 8:30/7:30c.
I’ve confirmed this news with The Office’s longtime editor/director/producer Dave Rogers. And the episode numbers remain the same, i.e. the finale is still numbered 9.24-25.
Dave says this: “We knew the last two episodes would be hour-longs, and The Finale might even end up running longer, but we still had a lot of great storytelling to do leading up to them and ‘Livin’ The Dream’ was one that ultimately deserved to be an hour long episode as well! All I will say is that these final episodes are among our best ever and I can’t wait for the fans to see them!”
I feel like The Office doesn’t want to say goodbye… and neither do we fans!
Jenna Fischer is making her stage debut with a starring role in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute‘s new play ‘Reasons To Be Happy’ at the MCC Theater in New York.
A follow-up to LaBute’s Tony-nominated Reasons To Be Pretty, Reasons To Be Happy features the same characters three years later. After a contentious break-up, Steph (Fischer) and Greg are wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend.
Previews for Reasons To Be Happy begin on May 16, the same night The Office finale airs on NBC. The play opens June 11.
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.”