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Why The Office Season 9 Was Sitcom’s Last Explained by Fischer & Kinsey

The Office stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey explain why the sitcom ended after season 9. From start to finish Fischer and Kinseys characters were important fixtures of NBCs hit mockumentary. Fischers Pam Beasley is the Scranton branchs receptionist and her longtime engagement to warehouse worker Roy and friendly relationship with salesman Jim Halpert John Krasinski provide much intrigue over the first few seasons. The branchs accounting department includes Kinseys uptight and ultra religious Angela Martin who develops a clandestine relationship with the inimitable Dwight Schrute Rainn Wilson.Though The Office boasts plenty of strong supporting characters the sitcom is anchored by Steve Carells regional manager Michael Scott whose well intentioned attempts at humor often annoy his employees and alienate him amongst the office. After season 7 Carell left The Office show after his contract expired citing a desire to spend more time with his family and move on to other opportunities. The Office suffered a noticeable decline in quality after Carells departure as the show attempted to replace his character with James Spaders Robert California and others filling in as regional manager though the dynamic wasnt quite the same. After two seasons sans Scott The Office ended after season 9.During a recent interview with EW Fischer and Kinsey talked about why The Office ended when it did revealing the show could have actually run for at least two more seasons. According to them producer Greg Daniels informed the cast that NBC wanted to renew The Office for seasons 10 and 11 though citing concerns over losing too many original cast members and writers to expiring contracts the remaining cast opted to end the show after nine seasons.

Kinsey I obviously cant speak for Greg but I know… [there] was a very thoughtful decision of Well what is the show without possibly the core cast?Fischer I think it really points to the collaborative bond and trust that we all had as a creative collective that Greg even made us a part of this conversation the way he did. And that we had the kind of trust between us that we could all talk about this really openly and come to a decision that we all felt really good about and were excited about. I mean the idea of slowly kind of losing people it just felt like I dont know. It just felt sad and wrong.Kinsey It felt wrong. It felt wrong and like it would just ruin the [Office] world to slowly make up excuses of why people are leaving. One of the things I loved and we all got excited about was being able to know what the end was.

Fischer and Kinsey elaborate more on the casts decision not to extend the show for two more seasons in their upcoming book titled The Office BFFs Tales of The Office From Two Best Friends Who Were There which offers an intimate look at the making of the show. Since meeting at the start of the sitcom circa 2005 Fischer and Kinsey remain best friends to this day as the title of their book indicates despite their characters frequently butting heads especially as members of the Party Planning Committee. The two actresses also host the Office Ladies podcast in which they rewatch and discuss the show episode by episode sharing behind the scenes stories and other tidbits.While most diehard Office fans may have wanted the show to extend beyond season 9 it was definitely the right decision to end it there. The show was already without its comedic catalyst Michael Scott for two seasons running and was hemorrhaging writers as well including Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak. While it may have fizzled out towards the end The Office still stands as a cultural touchstone and one of the best sitcoms of the past few decades.

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