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Last episode of 'The Office' extended an additional 15 minutes

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Tue, May 7th 2013 08:00 pm
`The Office` season 9: Pictured, from left: Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin, Ellie Kemper as Kelly Erin Hannon, Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Creed Bratton as Creed, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, David Baker as Stanley Hudson, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert and Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez. (NBC photo by Chris Haston/NBC)
"The Office" season 9: Pictured, from left: Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin, Ellie Kemper as Kelly Erin Hannon, Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Creed Bratton as Creed, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, David Baker as Stanley Hudson, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert and Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez. (NBC photo by Chris Haston/NBC)

Series finale will now air 9-10:15 p.m. on May 16, giving fans longer chance to say goodbye

NBC is extending the length of the final episode of "The Office," with a running time that will now extend from 9-10:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Drama "Hannibal" will follow the series finale of "The Office," airing from 10:15-11 p.m. with limited interruption.

As for the final episode ... months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked. Guest stars include Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Malcolm Barrett, Matt Jones, Andy Buckley, Mike Schur and Bobby Ray Shafer.

The series stars Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Catherine Tate, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Clark Duke and Jake Lacy.

Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, "The Office" has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for comedy series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for performance by an ensemble in a comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critics Award for achievement in comedy.

"The Office" presents a documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Based on the award-winning BBC hit, "The Office" is a fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody of modern American office life that delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company.

For more on "The Office," visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-office/.

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