Is Mindy Kaling Leaving ‘The Office?’

With Steve Carrel‘s contract for The Office expiring this season, and his vocal guarantee that he won’t be renewing his contract, there’s been much speculation about how the show can continue without its lynch pin boss…or even if it should continue. Even with names like Ricky Gervais (the creator and star of the original British Office) being thrown around as possible replacements, most people seem to agree that the show has been treading water for at least a season. And that means more and more cast-members jumping ship. The most recent edition? Mindy Kaling, who plays the ditsy Kelly on the show.
From yesterday’s New York Magazine interview (which she did with partner in crime and on-screen amour B.J. Novak):

“This isn’t some big scoop or anything, but I can see this season being my last. Right now, I’m hankering for new adventures … Ninety percent of the time I’m having romantic-comedy fantasies in which I’m wearing little pencil skirts and hurrying down to the subway.”

Oh Mindy, we’ll follow you wherever you go (your tweets are hilarious), but if you’re leaving Scranton, then it might be time to pull the plug on the whole show. After all, who are we supposed to care about now? Jim and Pam’s baby? Toby?

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