Before I start, think about a G-Unit with no 50 cent, or a Sex and the City without SJP? It has been confirmed that Steve Carell (our beloved Michael Scott) will be leaving the cast of 'The Office', an NBC favorite when his contract expires after season 7. Unfortunatley, the fate of The Office might be fragile after Michael Scott's departure.
Steve Carell is the essence of everyday office antics and as weird as he is, everyone knows someone in their lives who is a little bit like the amiable Michael Scott. Notorious for his taboo comments and innocent yet crass bursts of honesty, Michael Scott remains the central character throughout the 5 seasons. Many story lines have been fleshed out, Jim and Pam receded to the background after getting married and having a baby as Kelly and Erin's jokes are up in flames. Ryan gets a new hipster look, and Dwight's mack-tastic game with women is at a whole new level.
We're sad to see him go but if it comes down to Dunder Mifflin getting a new boss, who can replace the sweet awkwardness of Michael Scott? The silver lining is that the characters on the show play substantive and developed roles, forming a ratpack of comedians that can absord a new major character. We rounded up a list of contenders who may become the new regional manager of the Scranton branch.
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