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Steve Carell trolls fans with fake ‘Office’ reboot news

If there’s one thing Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin loves, it’s a good prank.

Feb 28, 2020, 5:18 pm*

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Tess Cagle 

Tess Cagle

If there’s one thing Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin loves, it’s a good prank.

Actor Steve Carell—who played the beloved character on The Office—was truly in character when he tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the hit television show was returning to NBC.

https://twitter.com/SteveCarell/status/821823812387753984

Carell’s tweet followed directly after NBC confirmed that Will & Grace would return for 10 episodes, more than 10 years after its season finale.

Fans online rejoiced, albeit with some skepticism. His initial tweet was retweeted more than 62,000 times and favorited almost 83,000 times at press time.


https://twitter.com/jakehwilkins/status/821824686665371651

Just five minutes after his initial tweet, Carell followed up saying “Wait, sorry. I meant ‘Will & Grace (typo).”

https://twitter.com/SteveCarell/status/821825239629692928

Needless to say, fans were not amused.


While fans didn’t get the reboot they were hoping for, Carell did give them one last taste of Scott’s antics. 

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2017, 8:50 pm