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Breaking News!! NBC Supersizes the Season Finale of The Office

April 20, 2006 by  

Cast of The Office

In a press release issued today, NBC has announced that the season finale of The Office will in fact be Supersized!!  Looks like our efforts paid off.  I’m sure this has much more to do with the quality writing and superb acting than our little petition, but either way this is fantastic news!! 

Jim and Pam The OfficeSo what does this mean?  I know that we were really hoping for a truly supersized season finale, as in one hour, but I’ll take what I can get.  The show will be an extra ten minutes long, running from 9:20-10pm on Thursday, May 11th.

Did you know that the season finale was written by Steve Carell?  Guess he really wet his chops writing the screenplay for Threat level Midnight.  Check out the press release about the finale as well as a brief episode description (contains minor spoilers):

Cast of NBC's The OfficeIN SUPER-SIZED SEASON FINALE WRITTEN BY SERIES STAR STEVE CARELL, ‘OFFICE’ MATES LET IT ROLL — In the super-sized season finale, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and the Dunder Mifflin crew hold a “Casino Night” for charity in their warehouse — and take some big gambles. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Melora Hardin and David Denham also star. The episode was written by series star Steve Carell.

John Krasinski & Steve CarellThanks to everyone that took the time to sign the Supersize The Office petition.  If nothing else, it was was great for the writers, producers and actors to see how much their fans appreciate them.

A special thanks to James from Northern Attack for taking my little idea and making it happen. You rock!! Thanks also to Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey & Brian Baumgartner for supporting our efforts and directing people to the petition.  Love you guys!!!


14 Responses to “Breaking News!! NBC Supersizes the Season Finale of The Office”

  1. Julie on April 20th, 2006 5:06 pm

    Awesome news! Your tireless campaigning did not go unnoticed, I’m certain. 🙂

  2. turnituploudcapn on April 20th, 2006 5:10 pm

    Best. News. Ever.

  3. thetvaddict » Blog Archive » Supersized OFFICE Finale on April 20th, 2006 5:24 pm

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  4. Kim on April 20th, 2006 8:02 pm

    Awesome news! And hey, maybe Pam gets to dress up for this? Oooo.

  5. James on April 21st, 2006 1:25 am

    You are most certainly welcome. Thanks for providing the inspiration in the first place. This show has a terrific online presence that is wonderfully supported by the cast — I’m just happy to be a part of it.

  6. Deb on April 21st, 2006 12:46 pm

    Hey K-
    Nice job!! Cannot wait….funniest show ever!
    I hadn’t seen the episode they ran last night and was HYSTERICALLY laughing!!! Dwight punching Michael was possibly the funniest thing ever!!

  7. GMMR on April 21st, 2006 12:55 pm

    Hey babe…how are ya?! LOVED last night’s episode. Can’t wait to see you soon!!

  8. Diana on April 21st, 2006 2:56 pm

    YEAH!! The Office is one of my favorite shows…and adding an extra ten minutes to the finale is going to be GREAT! I can’t get enough of Dunder Mifflin and it’s fantastic staff!

  9. Alai on April 25th, 2006 8:36 pm

    So instead of 21 minutes, it’ll be 25 minutes? yay. 🙂

  10. Sean on June 16th, 2006 2:13 am

    The finale was great, can’t wait for the next season though. The series were fantastic, Dwight Schrute…. omg, he’s such a character. 🙂

  11. pick me on August 1st, 2006 8:30 am

    Hi Sean, just went and had a look at your webpage, crazy shit there man, really cracked me up… hehe

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