Mar. 24 of this year marked the 15th anniversary of The Office. The hit comedy show aired its first episode all the way back in 2005 and went on to release nine seasons of the show.
It has received many great reviews on several different critics platforms, such as an 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 8.9/10 on IMDb. With many great reviews though, there are several die-hard fans of the show who ended up not being too happy about the last two seasons of the show. If you have not seen much of the show, watch out for some potential spoilers!
Micheal Scott, played by Steve Carell, is one of the main characters of the show along with Jim, Pam, Dwight and Andy. Micheal is the boss of the Scranton branch for The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. He is the life of the show. In a few words, he brings the comedy, shock, and weirdness to the show that no one else can. So when it was revealed in the last episode of season seven that he was leaving, not too many fans were happy. The real question is, did he have to leave?
Here is a simple explanation of how TV show contracts work. Usually contracts last up to the seventh season of the TV show, after that the actor’s time is up and is basically let go. In this case, Carell’s contract was up by the end of the seventh season. However, in an interview from 2010, Carell stated that the seventh season would possibly be his last year on the show since he was only contracted up until the seventh season, to which NBC executives did not react to by renewing his contract for the last few seasons. So no, he did not have to leave.
Although Micheal Scott did not stay for the last two seasons, his presence in the seasons before truly gave justice to his character. Some of the most favorite seasons of the show are seasons two, three and four. Unfortunately, the last two seasons are not the most popular but are still hilarious and worth watching.