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Will Ferrell is heading to 'The Office'

If there's one guy who can play a worse boss than Steve Carell, it's Will Ferrell -- and the movie star is set to do just that.

Ferrell, a long-time friend and co-star of Carell -- the two featured together in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' -- will join the workplace comedy for a four episode arc near the end of this season, reports.

Carell's Emmy-winning time on 'The Office' is winding down, and the show has been waiting to reveal his replacement at Dunder Mifflin. Ferrell will play a branch manager that comes in as Carell's Michael Scott begins leaving, and will take over for at least one episode.

"We are proud to continue The Office's tradition of discovering famous talent," 'The Office' show runner Paul Lieberstein (who plays Toby on the show) said, "and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they'll see what we see, tremendous raw sexuality."

Farrell and Carell's careers often intertwine: Carell tried out for 'Saturday Night Live,' claiming he lost out to Farrell, and they starred together in 2005's 'Bewitched.'

Shakelford, J. Rusty Thursday 1/27/2011 at 05:20 AM | 70836

myers n San Diego Thursday 1/27/2011 at 04:24 PM | 70850
Interesting. Cant wait if it happens.
Matthew Mayhem Friday 1/28/2011 at 04:07 AM | 70897
This should be pretty funny.

skutterk Friday 1/28/2011 at 11:20 PM | 70970