Ask Alan: Where does ‘The Office’ series finale rank?

Happy Friday, everybody! Time for a new installment of Ask Alan, in which I discuss Thomas Gibson’s job prospects post-Criminal Minds, look at the illustrious history of shows recycling former guest stars into new roles as cast regulars, discuss where The Office series finale ranks in the last decade of comedy series endings, and speculate on The Night Of‘s conclusion.

As usual, you can watch the video at the top and bottom of this post, and you can send questions to, or by tweeting at me with the hashtag #AskAlanDay.

I know the Ask Alan schedule’s been erratic this summer, but after my vacation next week, we should be back to every Friday throughout most of the fall.