Michael Scott may not be returning to Scranton, but two other longtime Dunder Mifflin employees will be.
Zach Woods, who played Gabe, will pop up again in a future episode.
All three departed the series at the end of Season 8, with Kaling and Novak making appearances in the Season 9 premiere. Both Kaling and Novak, who also wrote for the show, are now working on Kaling's Fox comedy, The Mindy Project, in which Novak will play a love interest of Kaling's character in an upcoming arc.
The Office airs Thursdays at 9/8c. What other characters do you want to return?