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.
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.
Don't toy with me… pic.twitter.com/RWlbBymw4x
— Bear Parker (@Bearskopff) January 18, 2017
please don't be messing with my heart.
— Jared Warth (@jwrath) January 18, 2017
Sincerely hoping this isn't #FAKENEWS
— Amy Cassidy Duncan (@amydunc) January 18, 2017
Just five minutes after his initial tweet, Carell followed up saying “Wait, sorry. I meant ‘Will & Grace (typo).”
Needless to say, fans were not amused.
We're dead inside 😐
— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) January 18, 2017
This could only be the foul work of Toby…Did he hack you?! @SteveCarell
— Britni (@brrriitttnnii) January 18, 2017
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 18, 2017
While fans didn’t get the reboot they were hoping for, Carell did give them one last taste of Scott’s antics.