The Office crew members blame NBC for Steve Carell’s exit, says new book

A new book, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene, has pulled the curtains from what led to Carell’s departure from the show through interviews with former crew members. I was there… He really wanted to stay. Fans believed that Steve Carell left The Office, one of the most popular comedy shows ever, voluntarily but former crew members have blamed NBC for the actor’s exit from the series after seven seasons. I don’t understand.’ It just is mind-boggling how that happened. “He didn’t want to leave the show. Tags:

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The Office Carell played Michael Scott, an empathic but terrible boss, and the show saw a significant dip in popularity after his exit. I don’t know if it was a game of chicken or what. He had told the network that he was going to sign for another couple of years. Just asinine,” Jones said. I couldn’t do anything about that since it preceded me.”
Ferry said she felt bad because there is this perception that Carell left the show, which is not true. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Updated: March 26, 2020 10:38:27 am

Carell played Michael Scott, an empathic but terrible boss, in The Office. It was absolutely asinine. “(Carell) was like, Look, I told them I want to do it. I’m telling you. He was willing to and his agent was willing to. And I feel bad because I think a lot of people think he did leave the show on his own merit and it’s absolutely not true. “As I recall, he was going to do another season and then NBC, for whatever reason, wouldn’t make a deal with him. Somebody didn’t pay him enough. Hairstylist Kim Ferry backed up Wittle’s recollection of the events, noting that the network decided not to pick up Carell for another season. And it devastated all of us because he was the heart of our show,” she said. The final year of his contract was yet to be renewed and the actor noted that season seven may be his last one. At the time of Steve Carell’s contract negotiations, there was a regime change at NBC with Jeff Zucker on his way out and Bob Greenblatt replacing him. I don’t know what else to say about that. According to The Office producer Randy Cordray, Greenblatt was not a huge fan of the show. “I think Steve was already departing the show when I arrived. I don’t want to leave. The Office boom operator/sound mixer Brian Wittle, said Carell did not get any response from the show’s people about his contract. According to Collider, everything started when Steve Carell gave an interview in April 2010 to the BBC. He told his manager and his manager contacted them and said he’s willing to sign another contract for a couple years. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. He said, “If you’re not respected and don’t even get offered a contract or a discussion of a future contract, then you move on, he said, adding that he thinks Carell would have stayed with the series had NBC handled things differently.”
Greenblatt, however, claims he can’t remember the sequence of events. But for some reason, they didn’t contact him. Legendary casting director Allison Jones said the way NBC handled Carell’s exit was just asinine. And the deadline came for when they were supposed to give him an offer and it passed and they didn’t make him an offer,” Ferry said.