Look for a former stars of The Office to turn up before the show ends its nine-year run at the end of this season. According to executive producer Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will return in the series finale to reprise their Office roles in the one-hour season finale (the pair are currently exec producers of Kaling’s Fox sitcom The Mindy Project). Daniels also confirmed that Zack Woods, who played Gabe, will also return before the end of the season.
One big actor who likely won’t be showing up, however, is former Office star Steve Carell. As Daniels explains, Carell had been approached to reprise the role of Michael Scott one more time, but felt he’d be unable to top his character’s critically acclaimed exit from Scranton.