Will Ferrell to join ‘The Office’

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

NBC Producers have enlisted Will Ferrell to help boost the The Office’s ratings during the season’s home stretch.

As Steve Carell steps out, ‘Anchorman’ star will co-star in a four episode arc later this season. Being cast as a branch manager whoa rrives from the home office and proves to be just as inept and ‘just as innapropriate’ as Michael Scott.

“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star,” says executive producer Paul Lieberstein. “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.”

Three episodes will feature Carell and Ferrell together (they’re not co-workers, they’re co-people), then Ferrell will have one episode working with the “Office” gang solo after Carell departs. Carell is due to leave the show four episodes before the season finale.

In preparation to Carell’s exit, NBC is bringing in high-profile guests, including “The Office” creator Ricky Gervais, returning to his role as David Brent.

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