I disagree with this...for now. I believe that the upcoming Season Nine should be the show's last. Let it have a fitting finale and bow out gracefully. Don't keep it running with Phyllis, Darryl, and the loser, friendless, awful, terriblest person ever Catherine Tate. Another site thinks differently.
Why bring up the 200-episode mark? Because that’s exactly where NBC’s adaptation of The Office could end up at the end of a 24-episode ninth season. Not too shabby for a show that once looked as if it wouldn’t survive beyond its first six episodes. Then again, “shabby” is one of the more charitable adjectives describing the current state of the Peacock Network’s flagship comedy. Like the members of an exclusive club The Office will join in 2013 (renewal pending), the show’s latter seasons have been more miss than hit. It’s been particularly rudderless since Steve Carell pulled up stakes and left Scranton for good, leaving the eighth season to mine lackluster material from new characters (James Spader’s enigmatic Robert California; Catherine Tate’s domineering Nellie Bertram), new locations (a swiftly discarded arc that involved the failed establishment of a Sabre Store in Florida), and old relationships. (Andy and Erin’s revived romance gave hope to the ’shippers, but failed to replicate the butterflies of Jim and Pam’s water-logged proposal.) The show has burned through a lot of goodwill in the process, and a once-favored underdog now comes off like the college freshman who still stops by his high school alma mater every Friday afternoon. "
Read their full article at AV Club.