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Three More Seasons of THE OFFICE

June 19, 2008 by  

When will THE OFFICE end?

During his GET SMART media blitz, OFFICE star Steve Carell was quoted as saying that he is planning on sticking with THE OFFICE despite his box office success. Of his role with the show Carell says that,”All of the main cast are signed for three more. Beyond that, I have no idea.”

So yeah, I’m going to go there.  Can THE OFFICE sustain itself for three more seasons?  Can we take three more seasons of the ‘will they/won’t they/holy man they almost did but didn’t’ of Jim and Pam? Will the work based comedy still have office related scenarios to talk about or will it just become a day in the life of Dunder Mifflin employees?  I trust the writers of my favorite show as they shown such brilliance.  But you don’t get much more diehard than me, and I’m even questioning if I want to show around for three more years.

Thoughts from other Dunderheads?

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14 Responses to “Three More Seasons of THE OFFICE”

  1. LinzMcC on June 19th, 2008 1:03 am

    I adore the Office with all my heart. And, with that being said, I hope they decide to go out on a high note instead of dragging it on for years and years beyond its best time. Ricky Gervais was pretty smart ending his series so quickly. Now, I am glad we have had more than two seasons, but I would say maybe just one or two more. But I’ll watch till the end no matter what.

  2. Brooke on June 19th, 2008 2:08 am

    I LOVE this show, but my friends and I have been hoping for a while that they would go the LOST route and put an end date on it. Like the end of this coming season… I just really don’t know what else they can do and not mess with the integrity.

    I don’t want it to end, but I don’t want it to change to something else. Five is a nice number.

  3. BrokenBrain on June 19th, 2008 6:48 am

    I’ll withhold judgment until we see how S5 plays out. If it starts with Jim & Pam broken up over the non-engagement and long distance summer relationship and then we spend the season “will they get back together”, then I agree. The show has actually done a good job of growing the characters. It is plausible to me that Jim could stay with DM just because of his position, and he logically could take over Ryan’s job. But I wonder what they do with Pam after her graphic design school summer.

  4. Shari on June 19th, 2008 8:41 am

    how can they realistically have a documentary follow that office for three more years? I guess it’d be a longitudinal study of some kind.

    Not that I’m complaining! More Office I say!

  5. Hilary on June 19th, 2008 9:49 am

    I’ve always said that The Office should go no more than five seasons, because after that it will be stretching it. I know that would mean it ends next years (cringe), but I think that would be a good amount of time for the show.

    However, the network is just going to keep it going until it falls apart.

  6. Courtney on June 19th, 2008 9:56 am

    Really, it’s not this show I’m worried about, but the spinoff. This one I think can last, if they do some fresh material, continuing to add new faces here and there. But like all sitcoms, it will probably struggle as it goes on.

  7. Lynzee on June 19th, 2008 11:30 am

    I can’t believe what I’m about to say… but here goes. We need to lose Pam and or Jim after this season. I love both of the characters so much that I hate seeing them suffer at DM. They are both destined for better things and to watch them waste their lives away because they’re too scared to try something new breaks my little heart. Move to PA. Be a sports writer Jim! Pam, open a freelance studio out of your guy’s guest bedroom- until the babies start coming at least. I don’t know if I can watch them for 3 more seasons. We’re gonna need some fresh blood to feel sorry for. And more Andy! We always need more Andy.

  8. Pamela on June 19th, 2008 11:37 am

    Not good, I think. One of the things I loved about “Slings and Arrows” was that it had a story to tell, told it and got off the stage in three seasons. I thought that The Office had a story to tell during the first three seasons and told it well. But then it seemed as if they lost their way and really started to stumble, for me, in Season 4. It may have been the strike, or it may be that the show runners and writers didn’t really have a clue what they wanted to do last year. But I don’t trust the writers as much after “Goodbye, Toby”. The non-proposal came across to me as a “gotcha!” and I didn’t like feeling as if the writers were laughing at me for trusting them. Also, too many indications that their version of “real” now looks more like Hollywood than it does Scranton.

  9. JennyL on June 19th, 2008 1:31 pm

    I (selfishly) think they can do 3 more years. I panicked a little at hearing ONLY three more years!! Yikes!! But in some ways The Office is like Cheers, and it did pretty well overall for being on the air 11 years. But at this point, we don’t even have 4 real seasons – 1st season was short and 4th season was short. So 3 full seasons woud be pretty darn good.

    And to answer your question – YES – I could hang on for tons more will they/ wont they!! 🙂

  10. Amanda on June 19th, 2008 3:58 pm

    If next season is a dud like last season was (I totally blame the writers strike!), three years will not work, but if they can get back to the essence of the show, which is “The Office”…I think they can pull off three seasons…we will see!!

  11. Denise on June 19th, 2008 8:51 pm

    I think the show could definitely sustain itself for three more years! There’s a lot of material yet to tap into (this I know from working in an office since I graduated from college 15 years ago! Sadly, sometimes something as seemingly innocuous as a potluck can set everyone a twitter and is good for a lot of laughs…a long time later.) If the next three years of the Office are as good as the last four, which I think they will be, then I’m not going to tire of it one bit! I never got sick of the romance between Ray and Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond, or Daphne and Niles on Fraiser…so I can’t imagine getting bored with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Angela, etc.

  12. skipaway2000 on June 19th, 2008 8:58 pm

    I think I could watch 3 more years if they spent those 3 years showing the characters’ reactions to the documentary — sometime this piece has got to “air” & some people have got to be angry with how they are portrayed!

  13. Lisa (aka lmr) on June 21st, 2008 9:06 am

    How did I miss this post? Anyway, there are actually two questions here. Can the show go for 3 more and can they string JAM along for 3 more. To the first a resounding ‘yes’, to the second an equally resounding ‘no.’ I love JAM but they will need to resolve it in S5 and figure out how to keep us coming back without the WTWT.

  14. gt on May 8th, 2009 3:56 am

    In my opinion the show has gotten better with every season that comes out. So far I have enjoyed season 5 the most, and I cant wait for the finale.