TRUMP SHOWS UP IN THE FINAL EPISODE TO FIRE THEM ALL: With news that Paul Lieberstein wants out as showrunner (to focus on the Schrute-centric spinoff), that Ed Helms is guesting on Mindy Kaling's Fox comedy pilot (along with Bill Hader and Richard Schiff), which seems guaranteed a pickup to be a companion to New Girl, and the first article's revelation that negotiations for Helms, Krasinski, Novak, and Fischer to return are "stalled for the moment," it more and more seems to me like The Office should come to an end this year. Unfortunately, because of NBC's dire straits, I can't imagine them doing that unless the Schrute pilot can be ready for the fall, and even if it could be, that'd be dicey. My biggest fear? In their search for a new showrunner, they throw a ton of money at Mike Schur to return, and since Schur doesn't want to run two shows, this leads to the cancellation of Parks & Rec. More likely is that they have to throw big money at a few of them (likely Fischer, Krasinski, and Helms), and maybe do an abbreviated/split season next year.