Steve Carell Leaving “The Office?”

Steve Carell plans to exit his Golden Globe-winning role as paper company manager Michael Scott on NBC’s The Office once the show’s seventh season on NBC wraps in 2011.

In a BBC Radio interview this week, promoting Carell’s new comedy Date Night, the comedian, 47, revealed that his contract with the NBC sitcom only runs through season seven and it looks unlikely that he’ll opt to stay on longer.

“I don’t think so. I think that will probably be my last year,” Carell replied when quizzed on his possible future with the series.

The actor certainly won’t be basking in retirement when he bids “Happy Trails” to The Office — Carell reportedly has 10 comedy movie projects in the works.

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