Steve Carell leaving The Office but they picked up a new exciting employee that will help distract fans from being sad about it. Will Ferrell has signed on to guest star on several episodes. He will play a branch manager who visits Scranton from Dunder Muffin’s home office. Ferrell's character has committed to staying on for at least one episode past Carell's exit, and may help close out the show's seventh season.
"We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star,” quipped Office 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.” [Vulture]