The Steve Carell Exit Tour just got a little more star power. Will Ferrell has signed on to do a multiple episode arch on The Office as a visiting branch manager from Dunder-Mifflin’s main office. Quipped writer Paul Lieberstein, “We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star. We are proud to continue The Office’s tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they’ll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality.” Could Ferrell secretly be Michael Scott’s replacement? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. At least it’s a reunion of this winning team.
In other Office guest star news, be sure to tune in tonight to see a brief appearance by none other than David Brent himself. Ricky Gervais, the man who created the original British show, will reprise his role for a brief cameo. No word on what it will entail, but this has been a long time in the making, so it’ll be worth it either way.