July 4th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Ricky Gervais: Steve Carell is doing the right thing

Ricky Gervais says, despite not wanting to say goodbye to Michael Scott just yet, Steve Carell is making the right decision by leaving “The Office.”

“It was expected of me, as executive producer, to persuade him to stay on,” Gervais wrote on his blog. “With syndication in full swing the more successful the show remains, the more billions we all make. It was tempting, but the truth is, I believe he is doing the right thing. He's fulfilled his contract and more, and is a huge film star now."

Gervais added, "I'd be lying if I said he should do more. He shouldn't. He should move on, continue to do great work, and buy a new house every time The Office is repeated somewhere.”

So who should take over as regional manager of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company? Some fans and bloggers are hoping it will be Gervais, himself. What do you think?

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  1. Bub

    Who finds Ricky Gervais annoying? I compare him down there with Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Barr. All three must be of the same family.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kathyp

    Need to see this actor in Orlando FL that could be dwight schrutes twin brother!!!! HONEST he is a comedian,actor,musician
    checkout chase-padgett.com or sixguitars.com

    July 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tanya

    I say end the show when Michael Scott leaves. End the show while it's still somewhat on top. We hate to see a show grasp on for dear life!

    July 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stout

    The show isn't very good anymore. They should end it when Steve leaves.

    July 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brian

    The Office is a great show. But if you feel that you need a bit of written humor, check out this site for some great satire and humor articles.

    Here is a link to a hysterical article about the iPhone issue.


    July 5, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. stu

    ps: w/ those billions ricky maybe u can see a dentist now.

    July 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. stu

    stevie won't go anywhere if NBC throws enough $ @ him.

    July 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank

      I think he just hopes to get a call from True Blood for a comedic role vampire

      July 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chad Ronning

    That would be awesome if Ricky took over... at least for one season and then end the series. That would be a fine full circle end! 🙂

    July 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |

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