Steve Carell - indelible loveable ADD-afflicated Michael Scott - said in a radio interview that he will leave "The Office" after next season.
I repeat: He is leaving.
The question was popped during an interview with the BBC in the UK; he's been promoting "Date Night" across the pond right now. Interviewer casually asked about his contract, which lasts through next season.
And after that, will you continue...?
"I don't think so. I think that will probably be my last year."
The operative word here is "probably," but my sense is that he really means it. Meanwhile, I'm just a little unclear when this interview was conducted - Carell was in Europe a few weeks ago; he back there again now?
Nevertheless, he does sound definitive. The end is approaching. But we all knew that.
All of this reminded me of that amusing Letterman interview of a few weeks back...Not that he said anything about his "Office" future then that I'm aware of...