Will Ferrell Hired On At ‘The Office’
Published by Seth Quillen in: Television -- Date: 27 Jan 2011 Comments: 1
According to Deadline “Will Ferrell has committed to a four-episode arc on NBC’s comedy The Office. He will play a branch manager who comes from the home office and is just as inappropriate as Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character. NBC is still figuring out exactly when the episodes will air, but Ferrell has committed to one episode beyond Carell’s finale, to help create a bridge.”
Apparently it was Ferrell’s idea to join Steve Carell in his seventh and final season on The Office. Ferrell called The Office producers himself because he wanted to be a part of Carell’s farewell. Carell and Ferrell are good friends who appeared together in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Bewitched.
“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star,” said The Office exec producer Paul Lieberstein (who doubles as the annoying Dunder Mifflin HR executive Toby Flenderson, Michael Scott’s arch-nemesis. “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.”
And let’s hope Todd Packer (David Koechner) shows up for a 3/4th Anchoman reunion.