Steve Carell: "It's a good time to move on"

Star of NBC's 'The Office' announces upcoming season will be his last

Steve Carell told reporters that the upcoming season of his show The Office, its seventh, will be his last. The star, who had already hinted that he didn’t plan to stay with the show, says that he will fulfill his contract by staying for one more year, and then “it’s a good time to move on. I just want to spend more time with my family.” The U.S. adaptation of the hit British comedy was not a success at first, but Carell’s ascent to movie stardom in The 40 Year-Old Virgin turned it into NBC’s most successful comedy, particularly among young viewers. There has been no indication yet of what kind of changes the show would undergo if it went on without him.