Will Ferrell Enters ‘The Office’ For 4 Episodes!

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will ferrell the office Will Ferrell Enters The Office For 4 Episodes!

After seven seasons of fun and a laughter in the offices of Dunder Mifflin, Scranton branch manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is leaving The Office. With the series star quitting while ahead, how do you end the season with a bang and more importantly, keep the series going strong after? With celebrity cameo appearances!

Everyone is eagerly awaiting the first appearance of The Office franchise mastermind, Ricky Gervais, on the American incarnation of the hit comedy mockumentary, reprising the role of David Brent on tomorrow’s episode. And now, we can add another very special guest appearance for the second half of The Office’s seventh season: Will Ferrell.

Hollywood comedian superstar Will Ferrell will be joining the cast of The Office for a four-episode stint towards the end of the current season, reuniting with his Anchorman co-star. What kind of character will Ferrell play? Another over-the-top and slightly less intelligent branch manager, of course. He and the fictional Michael Scott are a match made in heaven.

Executive producer Paul Lieberstein describes the situation best:

“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star. 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.”

Could Ferrell’s appearance be leading to something a lot larger, possibly to help carry the torch for the future of The Office? If he’s a similar character to Michael Scott, and certainly a bankable star, is it fathomable that he could eventually be a Dunder Mifflin/Sabre Scranton regular or potential new boss? We’ve heard the talk of other celebrity guest stars and we also know that show producers previously expressed interest in other popular comics including Danny McBride and Rhys Darby as potential cast members.

Ferrell’s character will share three episodes with Michael Scott, then will have one episode after Steve Carell departs the show, with the rest of the cast. As we all wonder how the The Office will play out in the final season 7 episodes after Steve Carell finishes his part in April and whether any of the current employees including Darryl (Craig Robinson), Dwight (Rain Wilson), Andy (Ed Helms) or Kelly (Mindy Kaling) will become the new branch manager, what casting additions/changes will the show undergo for season 8?

The Office airs Thursdays @8pm, on NBC.

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Source: EW

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  1. Never watched the U.S version but having ferrell on it can only be genius the guy is awesome

  2. The Office is in the midst of a downward spiral and I really hope Ferrell doesn’t get pulled in any longer than he has to. The pizzazz and the relationships that made the show great have been sacrificed in favor of making each character an overexagerated version of an individual we all know. Jim and Pam served as the emotional core, and when they put them together the show lost a lot of its heart for some reason.

  3. The ffice has been going downhill and needed something raw to revamp itself. This is and ingenious idea, if they maanage to keep ferrel on for next year I think that the show might have a chance at making through another few seasons.

  4. If Ferrell did the cast as another “over-the-top and slightly less intelligent branch manager,” then the series would be honoring the long tradition of TV: when your recognizable star leaves, replace him/her with a similar character. Oy.

    Honestly, why don’t they just end the show? There’s not exactly a good record for shows maintaining their quality without their leads – much less continuing. Look at The X-Files or That ’70s Show. A lot say the quality suffered before their final seasons (especially the former), but things didn’t crash through the floor until the main characters were suddenly no longer around.

  5. This will definitely make we come back and watch the Office, even for just the four episodes, I love Will Ferrell and the fact Carrell will be gone by then makes me want to watch it too.

  6. Oh look Will Ferrell, another reason why I won’t watch the Office.

  7. Will Ferrel, a man so unfunny i can’t even tell when he’s trying.

  8. I love the office and it was just ruined for me. Will Ferrell ? That’s the best they can do? So now there will be four unwatchable episodes of The Office. The guy isn’t funny and really is just really annoying. He is the very definition of dumb with his acting. He will make Micheal look like a genious because Will has a hard time playing a character with an IQ over 3 and his movies have a hard time appealing to anyone with an IQ over 40. It’s dumb humor at it’s worst. I was already planning and not watching after this season looks like I’ll have to clock out earlier than that even.

  9. I don’t understand why people think this show is going downhill. I have been glued to this show non stop for the past year and I think that addition of Will Ferrel is Genious! No better replacement for Michael Scott that Will Ferrel. I very much look forward to this and to season 8!

    • Nothing about Ferrel is Genius. He’s a poor quality actor and makes the worst films of the last decade. Very few actors consistently make as much crap as Will does.

      People often talk about leaving your brain at the door to enjoy a film, but for Ferrel’s films you have to leave your brain at the door then stomp on it a few times followed by lighting it on fire. It’s dumb trash.

      People think the show is going down hill because it is. I still enjoy The Office it’s still better than most shows (Not once Ferrel shows up that’s the day I stop watching), but it’s gone down hill from what it used to be. It will never be as good as it was in seasons 1-4.

      • A-men.

        The Office is still one of the best things on TV (in the US, or UK), but it’ll never have the charm of the first few seasons. However, Michael Scott was one of, if not THE main character, without him…

        And replaced by Ferrel? He’d better learn how to act as a human, or the Office will go down in flames.