Well, I guess I should say - get ready to say goodbye to your friends who are left in Scranton. Series creator Greg Daniels spoke to the press yesterday and announced that this season will be the last season of The Office. He said, "This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and to make an artistic ending to the show that pays off a lot of the stuff that has mattered most to fans with the core characters."
He didn't have anything to report on whether or not Michael Scott (Steve Carell) will be making an appearance in the final season, but he did say "they'd love it". Here is to hoping that happens, because I really can't imagine saying goodbye to the show without some story line or integration revolving around Scott. Daniels didn't reveal much else about the final season, although he did tease that there would be a lot of action revolving around Pam and Jim, and we might even get a glimpse in to the crew that has been documenting "the office" for all of these years. I also suspect that depending on whether or not NBC moves forward with it, will be getting a lot of introductions to the Shrute family, in preparation for Dwight's spin-off.
The Office was one of my favorite comedies in its early years, but I must say, I am ready for it to be retired. I just hope that this season is good enough to actually make me enjoy watching it, because I would like to see the series through to the end. However, if there aren't some improvements made upon the last few seasons, I'm not sure if I will make it.