"I figured the character would go back and visit everybody, but he wouldn't do it on camera at this point. I think he had grown past the idea of being in the documentary, that was my take on it... I just thought, yeah, he'd go back and visit, but he wouldn't want the camera crew to be documenting it."
- Former Office star Steve Carell explains why he won't be appearing in the show's series finale on May 16.
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SNL’s “The Ambiguously Gay Duo,” an animated pair created by Robert Smigel, have made 12 appearances on the show since 1996... but this past Saturday, fans saw them in a whole new way. Thanks to a flesh-ray invented by the evil villain Brain-O, we learned that the live action version of Ace and Gary look exactly like Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon, respectively.
Late night host Stephen Colbert played Brain-O, Steve Carell Big Head, cast member Fred Armisen became Lizardo and host Ed Helms is the two-face character in the fantastic skit.
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Carrey will play someone interviewing for the management position being left behind by Steve Carell’s character, whose last episode airs next week. The hour-long finale airs on May 19.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
Well, it sort of means he’ll be on the show for a little longer. Steve Carell’s final turn as Michael Scott will be broadcast in a special 50-minute episode of The Office. In a little present to Thursday night watchers, NBC will also extend Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock. Look for Carell's big good-bye on April 28.
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Watch the video above to see a sneak peek of Will Ferrell on The Office. He’ll be playing Deangelo Vickers, and the actor will have a few scenes with friend Steve Carell. Ferrell stated that he wanted to do the show originally to work with Carell again.
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Will Ferrell finally spilled some spoilers from his Office appearance, which will begin this week on NBC. Ferrell will be around for four episodes to help fill the gap that will be left when Michael Scott (Steve Carell) leaves the show.
“My character’s name is Deangelo Vickers,” he revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “He loves the American Southwest, and he’s just kind of in his own way going to step into Michael Scott’s shoes and try to fill them.”
Ferrell is well-known to NBC viewers after his 7-season stint on SNL. But, he had a bigger reason for joining the cast of The Office, however briefly. “I’m friends with Steve [Carell] and a fan of show, and I just selfishly wanted to do one episode with him, and they pitched multiple ones, and I said, ‘that’d be great.’” And we think so too.
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NBC just got awesome again. The Office teased weeks ago that movie star and former SNL alum Will Ferrell would be joining the series (for only four episodes), but now they’ve finally released a date: April 14. View the teaser for his episode in the video above.
Ferrell will step in to ease the sting of pain that will result from Steve Carell’s absence. The two are core members of the Frat Pack and longtime friends. Ferrell will be playing the branch manager who steps in at Dunder Mifflin when Michael Scott (Carell) steps out. Carell’s last episode airs on April 28.
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There's only one other person who could probably appreciate Michael Scott's humor as much as Holly Flax does -- and that's his UK counterpart David Brent.
On last night's episode of The Office, Ricky Gervais -- the star and the co-creator of the British version -- made his first appearance in Dunder Mifflin territory.
Although Gervais' run-in with Steve Carell was hilarious (as expected), his brief cameo had us dreaming of Brent/Scott partnership. Oh, the possibilities ...
I guess Will Ferrell-lead office will just have to suffice.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
At long last, Will Ferrell will be returning to NBC. The actor has signed on for a guest-starring stint on The Office, which will be down one Steve Carell.
For a little while, at least, Ferrell will step in as the temporary boss at Dunder Mifflin. He will play a branch manager who comes to take over for Michael Scott (Carell).
“We are proud to continue The Office’s tradition of discovering famous talent,” said Paul Lieberstein (who plays Toby). “We hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they’ll see what we see -- tremendous, raw sexuality.”
Oh, we do … ever since we saw SNL’s now-legendary “Patriotic G-String” skit.
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Ricky Gervais might not be interested in hosting the Golden Globes again, but that doesn't mean he's done with NBC.
Gervais, who co-created the British version of The Office is finally going to make a cameo on American version. He will show up as David Brent, the role he played in the UK series.
Although it's unclear what role Ricky will play in the episode, we do know that he will come face-to-face with Dunder Mifflin's Michael Scott. (Will Brent's arrival have anything to do with Steve Carell's early departure?)
Ricky, the executive producer of the NBC comedy, will appear on January 27.
Read More | TV Line
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