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The Office: Last Episode Airs May 16th

The Office series finale Mark your calendar now if you’re a fan of NBC’s The Office. The peacock network has announced that the long-running sitcom’s last episode will air on May 16th.

The series finale will be the show’s 200th episode and will run for one hour, starting at 9pm. I expect that NBC will run a retrospective of some kind in the 8pm hour but they haven’t announced one yet.

While the ratings have fallen a lot over the years, The Office ranks as NBC’s third-highest rated scripted series, behind Revolution and Go On. No doubt the network is sorry to see it go.

Here are some specifics about the last episode:

NBC’S EMMY-WINNING “THE OFFICE” CLOSES ITS DOORS WITH 200TH EPISODE IN HOUR-LONG SERIES FINALE ON MAY 16

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 07, 2013 – NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Office” (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) will close up shop with its 200th episode, a one-hour series finale on Thursday, May 16 (9-10 p.m. ET).

“The Office” has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 & 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic’s Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

The series is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.

What do you think? Will you be tuning in to see the last episode? Have you been watching all along?

 

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Persistent Cat February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

I think Michael Scott leaving was the best thing to happen to the show. They can now have office parties without it getting derailed by whatever Michael’s issue is.

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dancinhomer February 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

It’s been a bit better this season than the last one, but the show really jumped the shark when Michael Scott left.

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