The Office: Season 7 (2010 - 2011)

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Air date: Sep 23, 2010
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2010
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2010
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2010
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2010
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2010
7
Air date: Nov 4, 2010
8
Air date: Nov 11, 2010
9
Air date: Nov 18, 2010
10
Air date: Dec 2, 2010
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Three months prior to the premiere, NBC confirmed that Season 7 would be Steve Carell's last season headlining the cast (as Michael G. Scott, Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company's Scranton Branch). The season served to send off Carell in typical, hilarious fashion. Notable story lines from Season 7: Michael is compelled by his corporate bosses to undergo counseling, facilitated by his office nemesis, HR rep Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein); Andy (Ed Helms), feeling jealous of a former college buddy's successful music career, starts an office band with warehouse foreman Darryl (Craig Robinson) and accountant Kevin (Brian Baumgartner); and, filmmaker wannabe Michael finally presents his action movie, titled "Threat Level Midnight," to Holly (Amy Ryan) and the rest of the staffers (this, after he spent 11 long years of writing, filming, re-filming and then re-filming again). Season guest stars include: Ricky Gervais, Timothy Olyphant, Will Arnett, Ray Romano, James Spader, and Jim Carrey.

Critic Reviews for The Office Season 7

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

It's time to shake up the series and introduce some new obstacles for our characters to experience. And really, there's some serious creative talent working on this show.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

While I don't think the show will ever return to its incredible level of a couple seasons ago, things could be turning around at The Office this year.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The season may not have been the show's best, but it was still one of the better comedies on TV.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

How you viewed the opening scene of The Office may say something about how you view The Office as a series right now.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The two stories form a nice sense of balance, which is an intelligent decision on a number of levels.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's not something most comedy writers ever get much practice at, but thanks to the Jim and Pam of it all, The Office has had many opportunities to figure out how to make love's big milestones feel big, and funny and sweet.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

As the series tries to reestablish itself in preparation for his absence, the season will ideally play out like this episode did: with a mix of high jinks and heart.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The really ingenious element of "The Search" is the way that, for even the space of a single episode, we don't just imagine The Office without Carell, we kind of look forward to it.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The thing The Office does best is to be funny. The other thing it does really well (and gets less credit for) is to explore the melancholy. This has provided both catharsis and escapism during the recession.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 7

  • 4d ago
    The office is interesting since season 1 to season 9. Talking about the great and inimitable seasons 1 to 7, I can say that I never saw anything in my entire life that made me laugh so hard in the most part of its episodes. All of the characters have a great development and are interesting, portrayed by a charismatic and talented cast. The script is strong and the plot will always surprise you. Season after season they can construct something new, without being repetitive. The highest point in the office goes to Michael Scott, portrayed by Steve Carell. He is absolutely the heart of this show.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    The series as a whole is hilarious. You can really connect with the characters and everything about the series is so relatable and filled with all emotions
  • Dec 21, 2018
    Though it may not be the best, this is the most emotional season in the show (At least for me). The mix of drop-dead funny episodes (such as Counseling and my favorite Threat Level Midnight) and cry your face off moments (Goodbye Michael), it is a satisfying conclusion to one of the greatest tv characters ever in Michael Scott.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    The show is an A - without Michael Scott. W/ him it's a C to C-. Suuuuch a pathetic/predictable character, so -- for some totally inconceivable reason -- I know I'm the minority ("Oh look, Michael's acting like a clueless 8-year-old, again! That is sooo funny!" -- 9-year-old viewer.) but his departure was a great, great welcome change, albeit 3-4 yrs belated. Will Ferrell's selection was a bit odd, but it went out on a high, hilarious note.
  • Dec 15, 2018
    With S7 being Steve Carrell's swan song from the series, there are some tear-jerking moments, but overall it's another extremely creative and witty season with uncomfortable moments, running gags, and celeb cameos, including Will Ferrell and James Spader.
  • Nov 22, 2018
    There is livable, clueless buffoon (e.g. Dwight), and then there is terrible, horrendous character dev. such as Michael Scott. (Thats actually being extremely, extreeeeemly kind to the writers of this US version of The Office.) And there lies the problem w/ this show --- the extreme, cartoonish levels of unlikable depth of caracters such as Michael, Angela,Kevin & Andy. And though very sweet & likable on the most part, the writers really, reaaaally push it w/ Erin as well --- bordering her on the "Hateful" level as well. There's affably naive ... and then there's extremely .... retarded (i.e. horrendous writing to advance ploy points).
  • Oct 14, 2018
    It's hard to imagine where this show will be next season. This season was one to cherish despite the long drawn out process of finding a new regional manager.
  • Sep 02, 2018
    Fantastic Show through and through.
  • Aug 25, 2018
    (all seasons) Season 1 followed the original very closely and thus felt slightly cramped. Soon though this remake found its own identity and at its peak (arguably seasons 2 to 6) managed to expand upon the original's cringe comedy, instill it with brilliant new ideas and characters, nail the emotional side of things and of course put together an ensemble cast for the ages, including an amazing Steve Carell. Still some things run their course and seasons 7 to 9, although still amusing, were far from essential.
  • Jul 12, 2018
    At this point I'm hooked and love pretty much every character. Breaks my heart when Michael (Steve Carrell) leaves the show.

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