Steve Carell, The Office

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Steve Carell may have his former costars to answer to if he doesn't pop up at least once during The Office's final season.

"We would all love Steve to come back," Jenna Fischer told us at the taping of the 2012 CNN Heroes news special. "He's more than welcome and more than invited to come back. There's nothing confirmed, but everyone's fingers are crossed…There's a lot of things you have to work out in order to make that happen, but it would be great."

Rainn Wilson echoed Fischer's enthusiasm. "There's talk of it," he said. "He's a very busy man and a huge movie star, so it's going to be a tough one. But we'll see what we can do."

NBC announced in August that the current season—its ninth—would be the last for The Office.

John Krasinski is already thinking of the right storyline for his big return.

"Maybe he comes back to check in on one of us," he told us at the Governors Awards. "Maybe one of us is having a hard time and he comes to be the savior. That would be really nice."

Sounds good to us.

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