Co-star Rainn Wilson who plays Michael Scott's loyal confidante called it the saddest say ever.
There will be no more trips to "The Office" for Steve Carell - the funnyman has shot his final episode. Co-star Rainn Wilson has broken the news Carell shot his last scenes on Friday, March 4 in a tweet. The actor writes, "Steve Carell's last day on The Office. And the angels of comedy wept... #saddestdayever."
Will Ferrell will lead the cast for the remainder of the current season. "He is the new manager that Michael Scott has brought in to replace him, but we kind of swiftly realize that that's a terrible idea. Terrible," Wilson told MTV News last week.
Mindy Kaling, who is both the star and the writer, dished on several possibilities of how Michael would go. When asked whether he would be dead, Kaling commented, "That was something we pitched forever. If it had been my decision, he would have been leaning on a pane of glass in the conference room and fallen to his death."
Further in the TV Guide interview, Kaling weighed in on the possibility of Michael being discovered. "We had an early pitch that he drove off to Hollywood to make his movie. But everyone knows Michael would fail and have to come back to Scranton."
"The Office" would wound down May 19 but reports said Michael would be gone before the finale.