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NBC's The Office to get send-off on May 16

Published on Feb 8, 2013 7:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Emmy-winning comedy The Office will pack up its pencils and staplers after eight years with a one-hour finale on May 16, United States (US) broadcaster NBC said on Thursday.

Producers have promised that the episode will tie up several loose storylines on the workplace mockumentary, which debuted on US television in 2005 as an adaptation of the British series of the same name created by comedian Ricky Gervais.

NBC announced last year that the show, set at the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, would end in 2013.

Audiences began to turn away from The Office after Steve Carell, who played bumbling manager Michael Scott, left in 2011.

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