Will Ferrell Heading to Work at The Office

01/27/2011 at 09:30 AM EST

Will Ferrell - The Office Gets a New Guest Star
Ferrell and Carell (right)
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Steve Carell will get a proper send-off from The Office later this season, sharing his final three episodes with his Anchorman costar Will Ferrell.

Ferrell, 43, will join the NBC sitcom for a guest role in which he plays a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves just as inept as Carell's Michael Scott, Deadline.com reports.

"We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star, and we turned him into a television star," executive producer Paul Lieberstein says. "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."





After seven seasons as the show's dunderheaded boss, Carell, 48, is leaving four episodes before this season's finale. Ferrell's guest role will include Carell's last three episodes, plus one more after his departure.

Ferrell reportedly called the producers and offered his services because he's a fan and wanted to give Carell a proper farewell.

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