The Office: Season 9 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 9
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The Office's final season returns the series to fine form, balancing the funny with the heartfelt and reminding viewers what made the show great.

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Critic Ratings: 42

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User Ratings: 773

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 20, 2012

Jim and Dwight are thrown off balance by the arrival of two young employees that the others dub "the new Jim" and "Dwight, Jr."

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Air date: Sep 27, 2012

Pam and Jim go to Roy's Wedding.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2012

Andy learns he is related to Michelle Obama.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2012

The Office hits the road.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2012

Andy deals with a cappella drama.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2012

Andy is forced to step up when his family comes under hard times -- Jack Coleman ("Heroes") guest stars.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2012

Dwight faces his greatest professional handicap: Selling to women.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2012

Angela discovers the truth.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2012

When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2013

The office is infested with lice -- Julius Irving guest stars.

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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

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Critic Reviews for The Office Season 9

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (22)

The Office has seemed lost, particularly by devoting substantial time to world-building Dwight's beet farm, a remnant of a failed spin-off effort.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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It succumbed to the bane of American TV -- the endless more-more-more of anything good or popular, the twisting of characters into pretzels to simply keep them in motion, the cheap substitutes after lead actors depart.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

For nine years now, The Office has provided us with more laughs than we can count, and anyone who doesn't have it on their list of the Top 10 TV comedies of all time needs to redo their list.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

There's some symmetry in the fact that after eight years, four Emmys, three regional managers, and an untold number of parties in the conference room, The Office's farewell feels more like an afterthought than an event.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Even though its later seasons never lived up to its groundbreaking early explorations of contemporary work culture, what The Office leaves us with are memories of television comedy at its best.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

And so NBC's The Office takes its leave, after overstaying its welcome and most often erring on the side of over-worked sentiment rather than pure comedy.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

It was just right. For as much as we complained about the latter half of the series and yearned for the Michael Scott years, the ending was more about the fact that you took a journey with these characters.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

You get to the point where you can't stand the sight of the thing that you used to love, and there's a huge relief when you finally decide to end it. But it's then... that the things that you used to love so much decide to reappear.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The Office may have lost almost all of its subtly in season eight, but it regained just enough of it to send it off right in season nine.

Feb 24, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I concluded that I was watching a show that wasn't just winding down. It was being taken off life support.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

I thought it was a fitting finale to the show overall, and if there weren't a lot of [laugh out loud]-worthy jokes, the more emotional elements made up for it.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

When the focus shifts from primary characters to the entire cast, we're reminded that a strong, comedic ensemble still exists.

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

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 9

  • 3d ago
    Should of combined best moments of last 2 seasons into one solid "let's wrap everything up in one post Michael season
  • Jul 24, 2020
    Definitely one of the funniest shows ever. I like how the Jim/Pam relationship kept the show grounded, kept it from being outrageous.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    the last season of the office is the shadow of the worst moments of the show, the writers clearly didn't have any idea of what they were doing with the characters, taking all of their essence, in my opinion, this is one of the worst seasons of any sitcom ever
  • Jun 27, 2020
    I'm 7 years late, better late than never. What an amazing 9 year journey - I feel like I really grew with this characters as they all matured and learned to seize their destiny, without ever losing their humorous and sarcastic selves in the process. Just like Dilbert and other ironic platforms, The Office pokes fun at corporate culture while imparting wisdom and warnings. The number of times the core crew reinvents themselves is quite heartening. I was worried in season 7 when a foundational character left, but the show carried on gracefully and ended on a nostalgic whimsical and harmonized wrap up in season 9. A truly perfect run, not a single season was dull or disengaged. And like many say, the series finale was emotional and resonant, beautifully wrapping up 9 years of themes.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Tied for best finale with the true ending of scrubs.(season 8 finale)
  • Jun 18, 2020
    The worst season of this show This season is just so hard to watch So many bad stuff going on Few characters y'all liked have something changed just for this season bc of some dumb plot line The finale was good bt didn't save the seasons problems New characters were meh nothing interesting The season lost its cleverness and stuff that made the show what it was
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Amazing final episode. The final season is amazing as "The Whale", "Livin the Dream" and "Finale"
  • Jun 02, 2020
    LOVE IT! GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!
  • May 25, 2020
    Great season, the finale was overwhelming and made me emotional. They've tied up the loose ends in a great way <3
  • May 09, 2020
    This season was a bit better then the last but they should have left jim and pams relationship alone.

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