NBC affirms Carell's `The Office' exit next season

FILE - In this July 19, 2010 file photo, actor Steve Carell attends the premiere of "Dinner For Schmucks" at The Ziegfeld Theater, in New York. Associated Press

July 27, 2010 7:33:45 AM PDT
NBC might wish Steve Carell was just joking, but a network executive says "The Office" star has consistently told NBC he's leaving after this season.