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Dwight: “I can’t believe you came.”

Michael: “That’s what she said.”

–Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Michael (Steve Carell) on The Office series finale

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'The Office' series finale: When did you start crying?

For anyone who’s stuck with The Office through thick and thin, fat years and lean years, the slow disintegration of Jan Levenson’s sanity and stern rule of Charles Miner and the misguided creepiness of Robert California — or even those who tuned in after a long break just to see how everything turned out — last night’s 75-minute-long finale was pretty much perfect.

Basically everybody got what they wanted: Dwight and Angela wed in appropriately weird Schrute fashion. Andy revealed that he’d moved back to Ithaca to work at his beloved alma mater (Cornell — ever heard of it?). Nellie stumbled into motherhood in the most random way possible. Erin found her parents, played adorably by Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr. Oscar worked on a campaign for state senate, while Kevin discovered that bartending suited him much better than accounting. Ryan and Kelly returned to Scranton separately, only to run off together (and, most likely, immediately break up again offscreen). Jim and Pam decided to move to Austin, where Jim will rejoin Athlead — sorry, Athleap — and Pam will, I don’t know, eat tacos or something.

And then there’s Michael Scott, whose “surprise” appearance wasn’t really much of a surprise. Even so, though, it was pretty great — especially when we learned that he had at least two kids and two phones, because “he’s just so happy to have a family plan.” Excuse me, but I think there’s something in my eye. (That’s what she said.)

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'The Office' series finale is tonight. Here's your catch-up guide

Listen up, fans of Dunder Mifflin. I hope you’re preparing to say your final goodbyes to Jim,Pam, Dwight, Andy, and, if the rumors are true, maybe even Michael tonight. Over nine seasons the Scranton paper company has provided all the laughs (“Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica”) and the gut punches (“I love Italian food”) that you would expect from one of the best comedies. But they’re finally closing up shop for good tonight, and it’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the final 75 minutes. At the end of the last episode, the whole gang gathered at Poor Richard’s to watch the premiere of the documentary about their office that they started filming all those years ago.

If you’ve stopped watching recently but plan on tuning back in tonight, never fear. Below, five things you need to know from this season so that you can be on the same page as the Dunder Mifflin crew.  READ FULL STORY

Sit back, grab a hanky, and prepare to say goodbye to 'The Office' -- VIDEO

In just about 36 hours, The Office — the sitcom that made a star out of Steve Carell, brought mockumentaries and cringe humor to mainstream American TV, and largely defined NBC’s post-Friends identity — will close for good.

Naturally, this is a fairly emotional time for the series’s loyal longtime fans… but we’ve got nothing on Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, and executive producer/Cousin Mose Michael Schur, who let the anecdotes fly and the waterworks flow in this moving, 10-minute-long goodbye video. Also, the guy who played Roy is in there. Remember Roy? READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais' David Brent returns and wants to teach you guitar -- VIDEO

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Michael Scott may be making his final appearance on The Office’s finale this week, but David Brent is ready for a comeback.

Ricky Gervais’ original office boss character is being resurrected – and he wants to teach you guitar. Well, not teach you, exactly. You’ll be teaching yourself. But he’ll be there. Gervais-as-Brent has launched a video teaser for a new series, Learn Guitar with David Brent, which will premiere May 20 on YouTube as part of YouTube Comedy Week. As longtime fans can see, music is still Brent’s passion.

In the video on Gervais’ channel, Brent previews a brand-new song, “Life on the Road.” Is he better as a musician than as a salesman? Watch below and decide for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Dear 'Office': You're saying goodbye perfectly

Every time a television show ends, there’s debate about how successfully that program stuck its landing. Did the story conclude in a satisfying way? Were the characters serviced? Were there just enough fan-favorite call-backs to previous episodes to honor the show’s legacy without feeling artificial? It’s a impossible tough job.

Luckily for The Office, which will close out its nine-season run next Thursday with a super-sized 75-minute episode, the last four episodes have acted as a wonderful overture for what I anticipate will be an appropriately zany and emotion-infused final act. In fact, if you haven’t been watching and plan to tune in to next week’s finale, I humbly advise that you make some time to watch the last handful of episodes this weekend. After doing so myself these last few weeks, I have to say something never thought I’d be able: I’m emotionally prepared to see The Office clock out.

The entire season has been setting us up for a solid goodbye — what with characters moving on in their own ways, the impending airing of The Office documentary, and several of our favorite couples getting fresh and gratifying storylines. (And yes, I include new manager Dwight and new assistant to the regional manager Jim among the “favorite couples.) For instance, take Angela and Dwight’s storyline last night. READ FULL STORY

John Krasinski lip syncs 'I'll Make Love to You.' This is not a dream. -- VIDEO

Your pretend boyfriend John Krasinski stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and everyone fell in love with him a little more. Fallon and Krasinski decided to have a Lip Sync-Off, competing with songs like “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Expect plenty of exaggerated emotions, fake earpiece checks, a pretend microphone drop, and dramatic hand movements galore. The Roots loved it! Also, stay for the full 8 minutes, because Krasinski finally takes his jacket off for the last song. It really makes the whole thing.

Watch the video below. Who do you think won? Are you sort of loving Krasinski’s beard?: READ FULL STORY

Is Steve Carell returning to 'The Office' a good idea?

The Internet got pretty excited yesterday when reports surfaced Steve Carell would reprise his role as horrible boss Michael Scott on The Office’s series finale. Many fans are certainly thrilled – the show was obviously at its best in the early seasons when Jim and Pam were getting their flirt on and Carell’s Scott was making you grateful your boss wasn’t that bad. (Can we all just take a moment and remember when he forced Oscar to come out of the closet?) So it was no surprise that as The Office finally closes up shop after nine seasons, fans have been clamoring for a return of the World’s Best Boss. But is a Scott appearance a good way for the show to end?

Finale fans are divided into two camps: Those who think finales are about making people happy – a reward for those who’ve enjoyed the high and low points of a show who want something to smile about, no matter how improbable; others strictly want story and don’t want to see a bunch of shoehorned-in A-list return guest stars mugging to the cameras. Television’s history has shown fans example after example of times when former stars swing by for a return appearance…with mixed results.  READ FULL STORY

'The Office' moment we hope you didn't miss last night -- VIDEO

Jim and Pam have had it rough on this final season of The Office.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping track: Their storybook romance has been strained ever since Jim took a second job with a sports marketing company that he started with a few other investors — a  job he took without asking Pam, by the way — forcing him to split his time between Scranton and Philadelphia. As a result of Jim’s extended time away, Pam has found herself having to carry the load of raising their two children alone, which has proved harder than she ever anticipated.

After months of holding in their respective issues and letting their troubles slowly consume their relationship, last night’s episode saw the pair voicing their problems big and small after a trip to a marriage counselor. But they weren’t having normal conversations — it was a creepy, frustratingly calm form of communication that had them acknowledging and appreciating their truths and opportunities. Without knowing they were going through counseling, Clark even thought the two were totally baked. “Are you guys high? Because if so, to speak my truth, I would appreciate the sacrifice of including me in some hits off your kind buds,” he said.

This robot-like communication got old fast and quickly turned passive-aggressive. Midway through the episode — around the time Pam admitted in a confessional that her heart felt “blocked up” — the whole thing became difficult to watch. After all, this is Jim and Pam — one of the greatest TV couples of all time. The pair we rooted for, cried with, and, ultimately, watched experience every important life milestone. And they were in big trouble. READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 2, part 1

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Ross and Rachel. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the 8 couples who won their first match-ups in our “Baby, You’re the Greatest” conference.

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package

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