Steve Carell leaving 'The Office'? Carell says he's leaving Dunder Mifflin.
Steve Carell leaving "The Office" at the end of the 2011 TV season. Steve Carell won a Golden Globe for his role on the series.
"Yes, it will be my last," Carell, 47, told UsMagazine.com while promoting his movie "Despicable Me". "It's the last (season) on my contract, and I want to honor my contract."
Carell, who won a Golden Globe award for his role, said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two young children.
Carell's departure may not mean the end of "The Office" however. NBC executives told reporters in May that the network regarded the show as an ensemble piece and that producers were prepared for a possible departure by Carell.
The actor told Us Magazine he would be sad to leave the comedy series. "These are some of my best friends in the world! But it will be good -- it will be good for everybody," he said.