'The Office' Series Finale Date Set

The Office John Krasinski Isla Fischer - H 2012

The Office John Krasinski Isla Fischer - H 2012

NBC has set the series finale date for The Office.

The one-hour send-off, which will also include the 200th episode, will air Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. 

The Office boss Greg Daniels told reporters that the series' endgame began playing out in the Jan. 24 episode. "[It's] the beginning of the end when we start to see what's going on with this documentary -- you'll see behind the scenes and who's involved," he said at the time.

Familiar faces will be back in the ninth and final season, though it is unlikely Steve Carell will return. Expect B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling and Zach Woods to reprise their roles before The Office says goodbye for good.

The Office is executive produced by Daniels, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.

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