The paper chase of The Office will come to an end in May, executive producer Greg Daniels told reporters on Tuesday. Asked whether Steve Carell would be returning for the wrap-up then, Daniels would only say, "We would certainly wish for it." Ratings for the show -- never all that high despite the fact that it attracts more viewers than any other scripted show on NBC -- plunged after Carell's departure. The ninth season is set to debut on Sept. 20.