After previously joking about The Office returning to NBC on Twitter, and then following up his post by writing, “Wait, sorry. I meant Will & Grace (Typo),” Carell sat down with Extra this week and cleared up any rumors about a possible Office reboot.
“I made a little joke about The Office coming back. People didn’t feel it was that funny. The fans think they want us to come back, but they don’t really want us to come back,” Carell told Extra when asked about his Twitter “announcement.”
Despite grateful for his time as Michael Scott, Carell explained that the show — which aired from 2005 to 2015 — wouldn’t be the same if they tried to bring it back now.
“I’m so grateful that people like the show, and continue to like it, but I think the fans want that show exactly as it was to come back, and there’s no way that would ever happen,” he said, before laughing and adding, “Unless of course they offered us a ton of money.”
Aw, say it isn’t so! At least we can watch re-runs of The Office and relive Carell’s hilarious times as the head of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch on DVD or you, know, Netflix.
Even though Carell was being grilled about his chances of a TV reboot, he wasn’t the only one in the hot seat during the Extra interview. His Despicable Me 3 costar, Kristen Wiig, was also asked about another Bridesmaids movie.
After the reporter proposed a reunion movie for a possible character’s baby shower, Wiig had a better idea. “Maybe we’ll combine it with The Office,” Wiig joked. “Maybe someone has a baby in The Office.”
Well, this would just be the best of both worlds, don’t you think?