Well, fans of The Office have heard grumblings about this for a while, but now it seems that it's officially official: Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott, won't be appearing in The Office series finale. And that just sucks!
The executive producer of the show, Greg Daniels, told reporters on Wednesday that Carell won't be making an appearance, a cameo, a speech, a wave, anything, on the finale, which will air May 16. "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," said Daniel.
I really don't think having him do a brief cameo would take away from the other characters, and for what it's worth, watching Michael Scott's bizarre behavior is what made the show so fantastic and funny. It hasn't been the same without him, and not seeing him on the very last episode of the series just doesn't seem right.