Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character was the foundation of The Office. So when it was confirmed that he would be leaving the show, it was huge news. The show was never the same without him. But why, exactly, did Carell leave the show? New details on this controversial topic have now come to light.
Collider reports that interviews in Andy Greene’s new book, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, seem to suggest that NBC’s ambivalence around picking up Carell’s contract is the reason. But it’s more complicated and nuanced than that.
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