‘Livin’ the Dream’ now extended to 1 hour

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!

Much like a two-way petting zoo. xo

The Office ends with one-hour finale

From TVLine:

The Office will close its doors this May with a special one-hour farewell… the buzz is that the finale will air on Thursday, May 9.

… it’ll likely do so without Steve Carell’s original boss, Michael Scott. “I’m hopeful, but I don’t think [Steve] will be back,” NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters Sunday the the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena. “He left in the way that he wanted that character to leave.”