April 12, 2011 04:44:08 GMT
The April 28 episode will run 50 minutes from 9:00 P.M., followed with 40-minute episode of 'Parks and Recreation'.
Fans will have enough time to say goodbye to Steve Carell before he leaves "The Office". NBC has announced that the final episode for his character Michael Scott will be extended to 50 minutes when it airs on April 28. Thus, it will run from 9:00 to 9:50 P.M.
"Parks and Recreation" will immediately follow with its own super-sized episode from 9:50 to 10:30 P.M. "30 Rock" will continue the studio's Thursday night line-up from 10:30 to 11:00 P.M.
Before Carell bids farewell, Will Ferrell will join the drama comedy on April 14 as DeAngelo Vickers, the new boss at Scranton branch. He will stay on "The Office" until May 5, a week after Carrell's last episode.
Recently, Ray Romano, Catherine Tate and James Spader have reportedly been cast for the May finale, adding more candidates of the full-time replacement for the Scranton branch manager.