NBC has confirmed their highest rated scripted series "The Office" will end after its ninth season. Original executive producer Greg Daniels will reportedly return to run the ninth and final season, reclaiming the helm from Paul Lieberstein.
The show's final season will kick off at 9 p.m. on September 20 and, according to Daniels, the final season will give the show a chance to tie up some loose ends:
"As we head into the homestretch, we have a lot of exciting things I've been wanting to do since season two," Daniels said in a press conference on Tuesday. "The end should be pretty cool."
He adds that the choice came from within the show and NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt supported the idea of calling it quits:
"At some point you have a choice: to always tell the beginnings of stories and the middles or to allow a story to end, and I think endings can be very powerful and meaningful pieces of the story," Daniels adds.
"If we didn't let it end this year, I don't know if we would have been able to tell the endings for so many characters that I really want to know the endings for."
by RTT Staff Writer
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