Steve Carell Leaving THE OFFICE

In case you haven’t heard, Steve Carell has decided to leave NBC’s THE OFFICE after the upcoming seventh season, which will premiere in the fall, in order to spend more time with his family.

To me his departure just means that it’s sort of the end of The Office or at least The Office that we have come to love. After all the whole focal point of the show was Michael, it’s like taking David Brent out of the original, it just wouldn’t be the same.

That said it doesn’t mean that the writers won’t be able to find a new direction for the show that can lift it up from its less than impressive sixth season.

Any thoughts on thoughts on his departure? Will you continue watching the show? Who do you think should replace Michael?

(Source: Michael Ausiello)