The Michael Scott depicter is said to return for a cameo rather than a full-fledged guest appearance in the NBC series' farewell song.
Rumors have spread like wild fire that Steve Carell will return to "The Office" series finale. Despite the actor's vehement and repetitive denial, TVLine learns that he will make an appearance in the show's swan song.
According to sources, Carell's return will qualify "as more of a cameo than a full-fledged guest appearance." NBC refuses to comment on the story, but a representative for the Michael Scott insists that the last episode will be Scott-free.
Just last week, executive producer Greg Daniels said that Carell wouldn't return as the former boss on Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch. "I think Steve felt, and I agree, that the 'Goodbye, Michael' episode was his goodbye and he didn't want to overshadow the ending that all the other characters deserved," he stated.
Even if he's not featured in the series finale, Carell has had a reunion with "The Office" crew. He surprised fans when showing up at the show's farewell party held in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 4.
"The Office" series finale will air Thursday, May 16 on NBC. Former cast members Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak are confirmed to make appearance along with Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack and more in the episode, which will also feature a wedding.