All of a sudden, Carell was in demand as a movie star, but he stayed on with The Office as intolerable Dunder Mifflin Paper boss Michael Scott.During hiatuses, he kept up his film career, starring in films as varied as Little Miss Sunshine, Dan in Real Life, Date Night, Get Smart, and The Way Way Back.Between the show's fourth and fifth season, star Phil Hartman was shot by his wife as part of a horrific murder-suicide.

Garrett had helped the girls transition into adulthood, and that the show could continue on without her.

But producers loved the show's dynamic—wise, older woman doles out advice to young women—so they created the role of Mrs.

But in 2013, Carell's contract with The Office was up, and he opted to walk away from the series while it was still a critical and ratings hit for NBC (it had even won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series).

The awkward, lovelorn Michael Scott finally found love with HR director Holly, and they moved away to Colorado.

Garrett opened a gourmet shop and she hired "her girls." And after season seven, Rae left the show.

She thought it was time to move on, later telling that she felt she "really wasn't needed that much," as Mrs.

Burns played the striped-shirted host and owner of the cartoon dog named Blue—he'd talk directly to the young viewers at home, urging them to help him solve each episode's riddle or mystery by yelling things at their screens.

In 2002, after about 100 episodes, Burns decided it was time to leave the series.

Filming had just begun on the second season of the series in September 2003 when Ritter fell ill on the set and sought medical treatment.

He died later that day of a heart defect that had never been diagnosed. ABC announced that 8 Simple Rules would go on—and it did, with some necessary changes.

Garrett's sister Beverly Ann, and cast Cloris Leachman of But according to frequent episode director John Bowab, Leachman "just never had the connection with the girls that Charlotte had," suggesting that maybe the series was "past the point of the girls being given advice to." The ninth season, the second with Leachman, would be the last for has created a number of stars, such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert…and most of all, Simon Cowell.