Melora Hardin Hopes to See Jan in 'The Office' Reboot -- But Steve Carell Won't Be Returning (Exclusive)

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Melora Hardin is all about a reboot of The Office!

Though a revival of the beloved workplace sitcom is still in the rumor phase, if NBC does bring the show back to life, Hardin revealed to ET's Katie Krause at the Freeform Summit last week that she'd be "thrilled" to play Jan Levinson again.

"I still have so many fans and because of the way things can stream and replay and play again, I sort of have a whole new generation of fans from The Office, so it's really exciting to me. If they ask me I'd love to bring Jan back for whatever, a moment in time. That would be amazing," she said, noting that she hadn't been approached about a revival yet.

Though it's unclear what the plan for The Office going forward, one thing's for certain -- Steve Carell will not be returning. "I know for sure Steve Carell's not going back, so I'm not quite sure how they're gonna make that work," she admitted.

The TV show Hardin is currently focused on, however, is The Bold Type, which just got picked up for seasons two and three. The Monk alum plays Jacqueline Carlyle in the series, which is based on the life of Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

"I think you're gonna see more of Jacqueline at home. You're gonna get to see sort of how she balances more of [her] home life and work life," she told ET of future episodes. "We got so much wonderful feedback from the fans that they felt like, 'I want to either be a boss like Jacqueline or have a boss like Jacqueline,' and I think that this will add another layer and dimension to that, because you'll really get to see how she's balancing those things that all working women have to balance nowadays."

This past November, Carell shut down the idea of an Office reboot while speaking to ET about his film, The Last Flag Flying. Find out exactly what he had to say in the video below.


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