Steve Carell is leaving NBC’s The Office four episodes before the season finale, but don’t worry because Steve’s Anchorman co-star Will Ferrell will be joining the show for the remainder of the season. Carell and Ferrell will work together for three episodes, then Ferrell will work solo with The Office cast after Carell moves on.
Executive producer Paul Lieberstein says “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.”
Ferrell will play a branch manager who shows up from the home office and will hopefully be just as awkward and clumsy as Carell’s character Michael Scott.
“The Office” airs on Thursday nights at 9 PM on NBC.