'The Office's Brian Baumgartner Reveals the Kevin Storyline Cut From the Finale

Brian Baumgartner says 'The Office' finale almost included more of Kevin.
Brian Baumgartner says 'The Office' finale almost included more of Kevin. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Office has remained extremely popular since its conclusion, and fortunately you can watch (and rewatch!) all nine seasons of your favorite Scranton, Pennsylvania residents on Netflix for a few months longer. Since the show is still so well-loved, fans remain steadfast in their love and scrutiny of their favorite characters. One fan-favorite character is played hilariously by actor Brian Baumgartner.

Baumgartner recently spoke with Metro.co.uk where he discussed his new limited series podcast called An Oral History of The Office, the series finale of The Office, and his thoughts on getting the cast together for a reunion.

"It’s very, very difficult. I’m not exactly sure what the idea could be… I know that Greg Daniels is a genius and he could figure something out," Baumgartner told the outlet about a potential reunion. "But I think when people discuss this, they think about going back and doing more episodes at Dunder Mifflin with everybody there."

Baumgartner also touched on how the ending of the show would affect a reboot of the series and one awesome Kevin storyline that was cut from the series finale. “As soon as the documentary that they’ve been working on airs, then, everything changes," he explained. "I think that’s what happens in the finale. Everything changes. Michael Scott is now in Colorado with his wife Holly. Jim and Pam have gone to Austin, and Kevin now owns a bar. Stanley is in Florida, and on and on. Creed’s in jail, maybe. I don’t know how that happens, I don’t know how do you go back and do what people think of as more episodes of The Office. I don’t know how you resolve that."

“It’s funny, the idea behind Kevin getting a bar in the finale was actually born out of [the idea] that when the documentary aired, that people would love Kevin,” Baumgartner continued. “There was a whole storyline…Greg Daniels, what he wrote for the finale could have been four hours of television. So there was more to that story. He got the bar in the last episode in part from people who loved his character when the documentary aired on the show. That was where that came from. There were scenes that were shot that didn’t make it, because of time, about him becoming kind of a cult fan favorite based on the fictional documentary that aired.” 

Now we really wish we could've seen that! Even if this version didn't make the cut, at least Baumgartner remembered to tell us about it.