If you needed the news of Steve Carell's departure from The Office to get any more official, here you go: on his blog Ricky Gervais himself has given Carell his blessing as Carell leaves the show behind. It's not just a token gesture, as Gervais is also the executive producer of the American version of the show and stands to profit from it. Here's what Ricky had to say:
Gervais seems to feel like many of us do, that Carell's departure could potentially benefit the show by breathing new creative life into the series. But he one-upped all of us and gave Carell a classy farewell. Way to always be on top of it, Ricky.
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