'The Office' to Air Hour-Long Retrospective Before Finale

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap

The folks at "The Office" are going to put in some overtime on their last day of work.

NBC will air an hour-long retrospective special prior to the May 16 series finale of the show, the network said Friday. Produced by NBC News, the retrospective -- billed as "an emotional farewell" to the show's characters -- will include interviews with the series' cast members, writers and producers, as well as the actors' auditions for the series, which is wrapping up after nine seasons.

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Series stars/writers/co-executive producers B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling also will deliver a behind-the-scenes look at the "Office" writers' room, along with executive producer/cast member Paul Lieberstein.

A segment on the "Office" fan day -- which is being held May 4 in Scranton, Penn., which serves as the setting for the show -- will also be included.

The "Office" retrospective will air at 8 p.m. on May 16, immediately prior to the series' hour-long finale.  

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