Fans of “The Office” have been wondering if any of the characters will make an appearance on the upcoming spin-off series.  Well, sadly, you can count Michael Scott out.

Steve Carell says since the show is a new thing, he doesn’t see a reason for Michael to show up.  He is excited to support and watch it, though.

“It sounds like a great conceit.  I love the idea . . . I worked with Domhnall Gleeson, who is one of the leads.  I did [the 2022 series] ‘The Patient’ with him and he’s an excellent actor and a super nice guy so I think it’ll be great.”

The spin-off will be a mockumentary about a midwestern newspaper.  It doesn’t have a title yet.