03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Office" Stars, Also Writers, No-Show For Work

It was a slow day at "The Office" on Monday, Day 1 of the Writers Guild of America's first strike in almost 20 years.

Several cast members of the hit NBC comedy, led by star Steve Carell, didn't show up for work as union members picketed Hollywood studios and networks.

Representatives for Carell, who also has a background as a writer, declined comment on whether Carell's action was in support of the strike. It wasn't clear Monday night if Carell would report to work Tuesday.

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