Could The Office continue without Michael Scott? Steve Carell has recently said he doesn't see himself staying with the series after his contract ends at the end of Season 7 next May. Asked about this during a conference call today, NBC's Angela Bromstad said, "Steve is incredibly important to the show and we hope we can keep him for a long time." However, she added, "Whether or not he stays with The Office, it's also a priority to launch a new comedy [hit]."
Steve Carell IS the office. If he doesn't return, NBC better call it quits and cancel the show.