Steve Carell to leave NBC’s hit sitcom The Office later this season.
It is not clear yet what effect this have on the show’s ratings, but the show certainly won’t be the same without Steve Carell playing the inept boss Michael Scott. However, a new star will be joining the cast that just might rejuvenate a series that many say has “jumped the shark” with Pam’s pregnancy and a wedding.
The producers of the show are bringing Will Ferrell of SNL fame to join the show later in the season for four episodes as a co-worker. Carell will not finish out the season, leaving four episodes before the end, while Ferrell will star in one episode with The Office cast without Carell.
It isn’t clear if Ferrell will be replacing Carell as the boss on the show, but many say the show has had a good run, and should end in dignity with seven successful seasons under its belt.
So, who do you think would be good replacements for Carell? And I think Ricky Gervais is out of the question, or is he?