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'The Office' Will End After Its Next Season

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The cynical among us might say that "The Office" jumped the shark once Pam and Jim got engaged back in 2008, but perhaps we can all agree that the single-camera sitcom has been on its way out at least since the departure of Steve Carrell last year.

So, in an apparent attempt to leave well enough alone, producers have decided that the show will come to an end at the end of the upcoming ninth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's a move that makes sense, given the endlessly rotating cast of bosses that has included Will Ferrell, Kathy Bates and James Spader, and also considering that some of the show's stars, including Mindy Kaling, are headed off to do other projects.

According to THR, the show's executive producer Greg Daniels will serve as showrunner for the last season.