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With No Carell The Office Should Be Closed

There are certain characters on TV that, once they are established, become synonymous with the show.   Face it, as much as Charlie Sheen has disrupted “Two And A Half Men”, you and I well know that the show is nothing without him.  They may just cave in to Charlie’s demands, but if not, they will try to save the cash cow by putting someone else in there.

And the same goes for The Office, and the dilemma of Steve Carell leaving the show (not because of a drug or woman problem, mind you.  He just wants out)  But  I agree with Matt Zoller Seitz from when he says:

“You can sense a weariness and desperation setting in (on the show)….but the corporate bottom line dictates that the show will stay open no matter what”

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Sometimes these networks don’t know when to quit while they are ahead.  Can you imagine “House” with no Hugh Laurie?  The Jimmy Kimmell Show with no Jimmy?  (Ok, bad example).

It’s very similar to when famous bands break up.    Could you imagine if Gary Levox, the lead singer of Rascal Flatts, quit?  No offense to the other guys, but he IS Rascal Flatts.  Richie McDonald was the sound of Lonestar.   I could go on and on.

But I personally think it’s time for these producers to face facts that you really can’t keep the team alive when the crowd comes to see their favorite quarterback.

Sorry, no Steve?  You’ve lost me.  You can’t get me to go down the hall to a different office.  I’ll just leave the building.

Agree?  Disagree?  Care less?

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