Steve Carell has been busy, over the last two months, promoting Despicable Me and Dinner For Schmucks. He is the lead actor in both films, which is an extremely tall burden for one man considering he is also the face of The Office.
Whether it’s tiring of playing Michael Scott, too much of a workload or both, Carell announced earlier this summer that he won’t be with The Office after the show’s seventh season. NBC has stayed surprisingly quiet, given the magnitude of the news since that point.
The AP reports that NBC Primetime Entertainment President Angela Bromstad made the network’s first comment. “We’ve been lucky to have had him as long as we’ve had,” she says. “These things happen when you have such a major movie star in a show.”
She was quick to change the subject to the network’s commitment to the series’ future. “Not to diminish the departure of Steve, because that will impact the show, but we have tremendous faith in the writers and actors to keep it alive.”
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