The American television comedy The Office was renewed by NBC for a seventh season on March 5, 2010.[1] The season premiered on September 23, 2010 and ended on May 19, 2011, airing a total of 26 episodes. ET as part of Comedy Night Done Right.

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The previous season was Season 6 and the succeeding season was Season 8.

It was the final season to feature series lead Steve Carell as Michael Scott.


On June 28, 2010, it was confirmed that the seventh season was Steve Carell's last on the show, as his contract expired.[3] NBC planned on continuing the series after his departure, and would welcome any return appearances by Carell.[4] Actor and writer/co-executive producer B.J. Novak had renewed his contract with Universal Media Studios through an eighth season and would be promoted to full executive producer halfway through the seventh season.[5] As of this season, Zach Woods, who plays Gabe Lewis on the show, has been promoted to a series regular.[6] Executive producer/writer/actor Paul Lieberstein had confirmed that Amy Ryan, who portrays Holly Flax, will appear in eight episodes of the season. He also confirmed Kathy Bates will return as Jo Bennett in the season premiere.[7] Melora Hardin, who portrays Jan Levinson, has announced on her Twitter account that she will return this season.[8] Timothy Olyphant will guest star in at least two episodes as a rival salesman.[9] It is also revealed that Pam dated Olyphant's character while Jim dated Karen.[10] Holly will return to Dunder Mifflin in the hour-long Christmas episode that will be written by Mindy Kaling and directed by Rainn Wilson.[11] An upcoming episode will include the office employees getting together to watch an episode of the television series Glee.[12]

The seventh season of the show is produced by Reveille Productions and Deedle-Dee Productions, both in association with Universal Media Studios. The show is based upon the British series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, both of whom are executive producers on both the US and UK versions.[13] The Office is produced by Greg Daniels,[13] who is also an executive producer. Returning writers from the previous season include Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester, Justin Spitzer, Aaron Shure, Charlie Grandy, Daniel Chun, Warren Lieberstein, and Halsted Sullivan. New writers in the seventh season include Peter Ocko, Jon Vitti, Amelie Gillette[14] and Steve Hely. Lieberstein serves as executive producer and showrunner. Kaling, Novak, Shure, Chun and Ocko are co-executive producers; Forrester and Vitti are consulting producers; Spitzer and Grandy are supervising producers; and Warren Lieberstein, Halsted Sullivan and Steve Hely are producers.


Episode Title Season Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
Nepotism infobox.jpg Nepotism 1 701 September 23, 2010
Directed and written by Jeffrey Blitz.

Michael upsets the office when he ignores their pleas to fire office assistant Luke, Michael's immature nephew. Michael then spanks his irrisponsible nephew and has to go to six counseling sessions with Toby. Pam's attempt to prank Dwight backfires when Kevin's faulty rewiring of an elevator strands the two together. Andy grows even more upset with Gabe and Erin's relationship.

Counseling.jpg Counseling 2 702 September 30, 2010
Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, written by B.J. Novak.

Michael is forced to have six hours of counseling with Toby after he physically reprimanded Luke, but Michael refuses to make Toby's job easy. Pam attempts to finagle a promotion to office administrator. Dwight boycotts the Steamtown Mall after a shop owner refuses to serve him.

Andy-s-Play-the-office-17734783-425-358.jpg Andy's Play 3 703 October 7, 2010
Directed and written by John Stuart Scott, written by B.J. Novak.

Andy lands a role in a local production of Sweeney Todd and invites the entire office to the performance, in hopes to impress Erin. While Michael struggles to put his jealousy aside, Jim and Pam have trouble with their less-than-stellar babysitter.

Sex Ed.jpg Sex Ed 4 704 October 14, 2010
Directed and written by Paul Lieberstein.

Michael comes to work thinking he has a pimple, but it turns out to actually be a cold sore. When he is told that it is a form of herpes, Michael contacts all his ex-girlfriends—Jan (Melora Hardin), Holly (Amy Ryan), Helene (Linda Purl), Donna (Amy Pietz) and Carol (Nancy Carell). Andy holds a sex education meeting in the office hoping to appeal to Erin's passionate side.

The Sting.jpg The Sting 5 705 October 21, 2010
Directed by Randall Einhorn, written by Mindy Kaling.

When a Dunder Mifflin client is stolen by a rival salesman named Danny (Timothy Olyphant), Michael, Dwight and Jim decide to set up a sting in order to uncover his sales secret. Andy starts a band with Darryl when he learns that one of his old college friends has a successful music career.

Costume Contest.jpg Costume Contest 6 706 October 28, 2010
Directed by Dean Holland, written by Justin Spitzer.

Michael freaks out when Darryl goes over his head by taking an idea to corporate. The employees partake in a Halloween costume contest in the office. Meanwhile, Pam tries to get the truth from Danny about their dating history.

Christening.jpg Christening 7 707 November 4, 2010
Directed by Alex Hardcastle, written by Peter Ocko

Pam and Jim's baby, Cece, gets christened and Michael invites the entire office to celebrate. Michael joins a church group of high school graduates on a mission to Mexico, with Andy following along to impress Erin.

Viewing Party.jpg Viewing Party 8 708 November 11, 2010
Directed by Ken Whittingham, written by John Vitti.

Erin and Gabe invite the office over to Gabe's house for a Glee viewing party. Michael can't handle the fact that the office workers think of Gabe as their boss instead of him. Growing more jealous of Gabe and Erin's relationship, Andy goes to extremes in order to impress her. Dwight helps Pam with Cece, much to Jim's chagrin.

Wuphf.jpg 9 709 November 18, 2010
Directed by Danny Leiner, written by Aaron Shure.

Michael helps Ryan by charming people to invest in his internet company, Dwight creates a hay festival in the parking lot for the Thanksgiving holiday. Jim learns of a new Sabre capping policy that prevents him from earning too much commission.

China.jpg China 10 710 December 2, 2010
Directed by Charles McDougall, written by Warren Lieberstein & Halsted Sullivan.

When Michael reads an article about China growing as a global power, he decides they must be stopped before they take over the United States. Pam threatens to move Dunder Mifflin to a new building after everyone in the office complains about Dwight's building standards.

Officeclassychristmas.jpg Classy Christmas, Part 1 11 711 December 9, 2010
Directed by Rainn Wilson, written by Mindy Kaling.

Michael couldn't be happier when Toby takes a leave of absence, leaving corporate to send Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) to cover for him. Michael forces Pam to plan a second Christmas party on the day Holly returns to Scranton. Jim agrees to a snowball fight with Dwight, which he later regrets.

Officeclassychristmas.jpg Classy Christmas, Part 2 12 712 December 9, 2010
Directed by Randall Einhorn, written by Mindy Kaling

Michael couldn't be happier when Toby takes a leave of absence, leaving corporate to send Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) to cover for him. Michael forces Pam to plan a second Christmas party on the day Holly returns to Scranton. Jim agrees to a snowball fight with Dwight, which he later regrets.

Ultimatum.jpg The Ultimatum 13 713 January 20, 2011
Directed by David Rogers, written by Carrie Kemper

Michael prepares himself for the good or bad news about Holly and her boyfriend. Pam decides to put up a resolution board for everyone to post their New Year's resolutions. Meanwhile, Michael calls for a counseling session with Holly.

The-office-the-seminar article story main.jpeg The Seminar 14 714 January 27, 2011
Directed by B.J. Novak, written by Steve Hely

With Andy's sales at his lowest ever, he gets desperate and holds a small business seminar with the help of some special guests. Michael and Holly turn the event into an improv challenge. Meanwhile, Erin enlists some of her co-workers in her Scrabble battle with Gabe.

The office season 7 search.jpeg The Search 15 715 February 3, 2011
Directed by Micheal Spiller, written by Brent Forrester

Dwight, Erin and Holly go on a search for Michael when he goes missing. Gabe becomes frustrated when Pam's cartoons are given captions that make fun of Sabre.

The-office-pda-alert.jpeg PDA 16 716 February 10, 2011
Directed by Greg Daniels and Robert Padnick.

It's Valentine's Day in the office and everyone is getting sick and tired of Michael and Holly's PDAs. Andy helps Erin with a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt from Gabe.

Threat Level Midnight.jpg Threat Level Midnight 17 717 February 17, 2011
Directed by Tucker Gates, written by B.J. Novak

Michael finally screens his epic film masterpiece "Threat Level Midnight" for the office - but Holly reacts poorly. The office thinks back to the filming of the movie.

The Office Todd Packer.jpeg Todd Packer 18 718 February 24, 2011
Directed by Randall Einhorn and written by Amelie Gillette

Michael's favorite Dunder Mifflin traveling salesman, Todd Packer (David Koechner), shows up at the office wanting a desk job causing everyone except Michael to protest the new member in the office.

The Office Garage Sale.jpeg Garage Sale 19 719 March 24, 2011
Directed by Steve Carell, written by John Vitti

Michael finally pops the question to Holly while the office holds a garage sale in the warehouse. Dwight forces people to trade with him while Andy, Darryl, and Kevin play a board game while creating their own rules.

The-Office-Training-Day-Will-Ferrell-e1302838328855.jpeg Training Day 20 720 April 14, 2011
Directed by Paul Lieberstein, written by Daniel Chun

Michael's replacement appears in the office, to start receiving training from Michael. The new manager, Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell), has everyone hoping to make good first impressions: Andy finds himself awkwardly typecast while Jim and Pam worry that they've come on too strong. Only Dwight is apathetic about the new leader.

The-office-michaels-last-dundies article story main.jpeg Michael's Last Dundies 21 721 April 21, 2011
Directed by Mindy Kaling, written by Mindy Kaling

Michael trains his office replacement, Deangelo (Will Ferrell), for hosting the Dundie Awards. Meanwhile, Erin deals with her dislike of her boyfriend, Gabe.

THE-OFFICE-Goodbye-Michael-Part-2-Season-7-Episode-22-5-550x366.jpeg Goodbye, Michael 22 722 April 28, 2011
Directed by Paul Feig, written by Greg Daniels.

Michael prepares to leave for Colorado with Holly, and spends his last day in the office saying goodbye to everyone individually, wanting no drama to ensue. Meanwhile, new manager Deangelo and Andy try to keep Michael's biggest clients.

Theinnercircle.png The Inner Circle 23 723 May 5, 2011
Directed by Matt Sohn, written by Charlie Grandy

New office manager Deangelo picks favorites among the staff, revealing his true management style.

Dwight K Schrute.png Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager 24 724 May 12, 2011
Directed by Troy Miller, written by Justin Spitzer

Dwight becomes the interim regional manager, after Jim refused, instituting a typically heavy-handed management style. Meanwhile, Gabe tries to win back Erin.

The-office-search-committee article story main.jpeg Search Committee 25 725 May 19, 2011
Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, written by Paul Lieberstein

Deangelo's new replacement is sought out through a search committee process led by Jim.

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