I've posted about the deteriorating quality of "The Office" before but it might be getting a lot worse in the near future: Steve Carell is only signed for one more season and doesn't plan on coming back. When asked in a BBC Radio interview if he planned to re-up for more seasons, Carell responded "I don't think so. I think season seven will probably be my last year." This makes perfect sense for Carell, who has a thriving movie career and is handcuffed, in terms of what film projects he wants to pursue because of the gruelling shooting schedule for the television show, and the timing seems right in terms of moving on. The issue here is that it seems very unlikely that NBC is ready to move on. "The Office" is the networks highest rated scripted series by a comfortable margin and that means that you could see some re-casting going on and a new boss taking over at Dunder-Mifflin.