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IIRC, Steve Carrell didnt leave the Office to pursue a movie career, he did it because he felt it was time to move on. I also think he wanted to spend more time with the family





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Kafka
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He gradually gained more and more control which caused the show to decline because his vision was inferior to the creators.

Stevenson leaving hurt MASH badly, then the death blow came the next year when the show's creative leader, the brilliant Larry Gelbart, left. From that point there was no question Alda was the driving force behind the series, and it quickly devolved into a liberal guiltfest.






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Steve Carrell didnt leave the Office to pursue a movie career, he did it because he felt it was time to move on

Do you write press releases?






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TulaneTigerFan
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Carell doesn't belong in this thread. He's got a total of six movies either being released or filmed this year





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rockchlkjayhku11
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Not to mention his movie career was fine while on the office if I remember correctly





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ProjectP2294
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Not only that, but creatively the Office has been in a lull for a while. He either got out on time or even too late.





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Zamoro10
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Stevenson leaving hurt MASH badly, then the death blow came the next year when the show's creative leader, the brilliant Larry Gelbart, left. From that point there was no question Alda was the driving force behind the series, and it quickly devolved into a liberal guiltfest.


Good take.

The shift in tone is palpable when they transitioned to the new cast and Alda is front and center and years later we would come to learn his activism and views.






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lordguill
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Pernell Roberts-Bonanza 199 of 429 episodes


That was a huge fail on his part.






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titmouse
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Carell doesn't belong in this thread. He's got a total of six movies either being released or filmed this year



That, and I bet he has made and/or will make a shitload of money from the despicable me franchise.






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lordguill
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Dan Stevens-Downton Abbey 25 of 26 episodes (still running)


This is probably a spoiler. Just saying.






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Patrick_Bateman
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Katherine Heigl





















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elprez00
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Not only that, but creatively the Office has been in a lull for a while. He either got out on time or even too late.

I agree. Steve's last season wasn't exactly anything to get excited about.






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Fewer Kilometers
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This thread is usually named the Caruso thread, since his was the most publicized flop.

It was jarring to have Tim Daly leave the animated Superman franchise between Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. Not that it hurt his career, but he did leave the franchise to do a one and done season of the new Fugitive.






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foreverLSU
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Mischa Barton: The OC



This x a million.

She left to pursue a movie career when she thought she was too cool for TV, but she hasn't done jack squat and the killing off of Marissa Cooper was the downfall that ruined the show. Yeah, I mad.






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Matisyeezy
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Michael Pitt from Boardwalk Empire. There's no way they planned on killing him off so soon, IMO,he was just apparently a massive douche.





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SlowFlowPro
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That has alot more to do with her shite talking the movie.

and being possibly the biggest, most insufferable cunt in hollywood






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Fox Mulder
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Well yeah, but one is a product of the other. Streisand has managed to be a miserable cunt for decades and her career is doing just fine.


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Fox Mulder
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No, they decided against wrapping it up in a neat bow like 99% of shows. They went where the writing dictated they go.





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SlowFlowPro
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streisand is more of a performer and icon, so she can get away with it

heigl is a fairly fungible rom com actress






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Matisyeezy
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I dunno, I feel like the show still had legs. I feel like the last few episodes of season 2 definitely wrote them into a corner where it was the most logical exit, but Pitt's behavior on set is what encouraged them to move in that direction.

What I'm saying is has he not been such a terrible person to work with they would have written his character in a different direction. But that's just my opinion.






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