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Funnyman Will Ferrell is set to bring his unique brand of humor to "The Office" while guest-starring as a branch manager from the home office who proves to be just as inappropriate as Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell).
An announcement Wednesday by NBC Universal did not specify how many episodes would feature Ferrell, who will be teaming up again with his co-star Carell from 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.' Carell has said he will not be returning to Emmy Award-winning series after this season
"We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star," said "The 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."
"The Office" actor Rainn Wilson quickly tweeted his enthusiasm for Ferrell's appearance on the show, saying: "Yes it's true! Will Farrell is joining the Office 4 (at least) a 4 episode arc! Were psyched!"