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It's been almost four years since the people at Dunder Mifflin called it quits, and the absence of The Office within our weekly comedy lineup remains as noticeable as ever. The NBC workplace sitcom will go down as one of the quintessential comedies of the 2000s, and its popularity has helped to other shows like Parks and Recreation and the more recent The Good Place to make it to the air. With its legacy in mind, fans of the series have clamored for a revival in one form or another since the series finale in 2013, and Steve Carell finally responded to the demand with a textbook troll that would make Michael Scott look into the camera and smirk. Check it out below to see for yourself.
That's right. Steve Carell recently took to his personal Twitter account to tell fans of The Office that the classic NBC series would soon receive a revival. If you need any help understanding how excited this announcement has made the show's fan base, all you have to do is check the replies to the tweet. Across the board, fans of The Office were pretty much uniformly ecstatic when they saw the tweet. If only it were that simple.
As you probably have already guessed, there was more to the situation than initially met the eye. There's a reason that we're not reporting on a revival of The Office right now: it's not happening. Steve Carell followed up his reunion tweet with a quick correction and subsequently dashed our hopes in devastating fashion. The Office isn't actually getting a reunion, but Will & Grace is.
We're not even sure if there are words in the English language to adequately express how disappointed we were when we found out that Steve Carell was bluffing about the reunion of The Office. That's like finding out the truth about Santa Claus all over again. I'm sure Carell and Todd Packer had a good laugh about this after they saw how enthusiastic we got about the fake announcement.
Despite Steve Carell's bad joke (seriously, I cannot stress enough how annoyed I am that this isn't happening) it's worth remembering that other members of The Office ensemble have remained vocal in their desire to come back for some more Dunder Mifflin adventures. Even John Krasinski (whose own career has seriously taken off since stepping down from his role as Jim Halpert) has made it clear that he would like to take part in a reunion at some point if afforded the opportunity. After all, NBC is apparently getting into the revival business with the upcoming Will & Grace reunion, so getting the cast of The Office back together is not entirely off of the table.
Whether or not a reunion of The Office will ever actually materialize remains to be seen, but CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant updates regarding such a revival as they become available to us. For now, make sure to check out our midseason premiere guide for more information related to all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts.