Steve Carell‘s alter ego from “The Office” Michael Scott is about to get a new love interest and it’s not who you think. According to EW, viewers of the show can expect to see a new female character grace our screens in the next couple of month’s and she’ll be all about Michael. So who will the lucky lady be?
“The Office” showrunner and co-star Paul Lieberstein recently revealed that Michael’s romantically challenged love life with get a boost courtesy of his friends. He’ll be set up on a blind date, and be completely unaware of what’s happening until it’s too late. If you’re wondering whatever happened to Amy Ryan‘s Holly, she’ll have nothing to do with this storyline. “Not this season,” says Lieberstein, “but I’d love to see her back.” Until then, here’s the lowdown on the new girl…
“Michael is going to meet someone,” reveals Office showrunner-slash-star Paul Lieberstein. “It’s one of these set-ups where a bunch of people go out and you don’t know you’re being set up.” When Michael discovers what’s going on, “he kind of flips out and goes into ‘date mode,’” says Lieberstein. “And it goes in a weird direction from there.”
Casting for Michael’s big date is expected to take place within the next few weeks and the character will likely debut in March or April. Am I the only one who wants Catherine Keener to get in on this action? Her and Steve were so adorable in The 40 Year Old Virgin, how can they not try to replicate that on the small screen?
Who do you think should play Michael’s love interest?