After threats of a mass cast exodus in spring, capped by the departure of B.J. Novak, Variety has word that The Office will finally end after this season. (The Atlantic Wire's Richard Lawson will be happy about that.) Word from Office executive producer Greg Daniels is that the uncertainty of retaining cast members for Season 10 wouldn't gibe with his "value that we should feel like a family." So this season is going to be the final hurrah for Dunder Mifflin, which means we finally get to meet the people behind the fictional documentary that is the show's whole conceit. Grantland's Andy Greenwald has the best response to that little detail on Twitter:
"We are going to see who’s behind the documentary and we’re going to meet some of them." - Greg Daniels "Oh good!" - No one.— Andy Greenwald (@andygreenwald) August 21, 2012
So, farewell to The Office, at least here in the United States. If you're such a fan of the show that you just need to watch any iteration, we would direct you to Splitsider's tour of the international versions.