It seems season 9 is pretty much guaranteed to happen. But it comes with a lot of "howevers"...
- Mindy Kaling's FOX pilot is highly touted, so she's likely gone, triply as a writer, producer, and Kelly.
- Paul Lieberstein is leaving to work on the Schrute Farms spin-off, which isn't officialy announced, but NBC is "quietly confirming". Don't know if he'll still be able to do occassional Toby appearances.
- Both Ed Helms and John Krasinki, if they come back at all, will both take time off for movies.
I smella lot of Cousin Olivers headed our way since NBC just refuses to put the show out of its misery.