Earlier this month we discovered that Steve Carell and his alter ego Michael Scott won’t be around for the season finale of “The Office.” When he jumps ship there will still be four episodes left, which makes a lot of people wonder how the writers and producers will handle such a void. They’ll hire Will Ferrell that’s how!
According to EW, Ferrell has been hired to soften the blow that will come at the end of the season with Carell’s departure. This is a great way to cushion his absence and perk up the ratings as well. Carell and Ferrell will appear in three episodes together, followed by a solo one with only Ferrell.
This will be a great reunion for the two who previously co-starred in another little workplace comedy called Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Let’s just call Paul Rudd and really get this party started shall we? If they won’t give us a sequel, they can at least give us a taste of how great the movie could have been.
“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.”
What do you think of Ferrell joining The Office? Do you think it’s a great plan for Carell’s exit?