Steve Carell’s departure from NBC’s The Office mayÃ‚Â be a week away, but the producers are keeping the halls of Dunder Mifflin well stocked with big-name comedians. Will Ferrell has been seen in the last few episodes as temporary manager DeAngelo Vickers, and now the show is getting another shot of concentrated wacky by welcoming Jim Carrey into the fold. Carrey has officially signed on to appear in the season finale, and there’s even a rumor that it may be a recurring role.
The 50-minute special, set to air on May 19th, will include numerous other celebrities competing for managerÃ‚Â of Dunder Mifflin, including Ray Romano, Will Arnet, James Spader, Catherine Tate and series creatorÃ‚Â Ricky Gervais. It’s still undecided which of them will be taking over for Carell, with even other cast members being left in the dark.
“We don’t know who will replace Steve yet,” Office star John Krasinski told HitFix.com.Ã‚Â ”It might not even be a replacement of Steve, it might be more of a shift. Everybody was talking about there being a spin-off of the show years ago and I feel like this is our spin-off.”