Its the end of an era at the Scranton, PA offices of Dunder-Mifflin. For fans of NBC’s comedy The Office, don’t fret, the Golden Globe winning series will be back in the fall, yet it will be without one central character, Michael Scott himself, Steve Carrell. After nearly six years, Carrell put in his “two-weeks” notice, so to speak, and will be departing the Scranton offices at the towards the end of the current season, leaving the “regional manager” position wide open. However, the question lingering on all the minds of Office fanatics is: “Who will fill Michael Scott’s shoes?”
Although the season finale is still a month away, The Office crew is currently awaiting next Thursday’s arrival of SNL alum Will Ferrell, as we reported back in February. Playing the part of DeAngelo Vickers, Ferrell’s sure-to-be colorful character will help make the transition of the Dunder-Mifflin team smoother once Michael departs.
While fans eagerly await Ferrell’s April arrival, they’re going to have to remember to mark May 19 on their calendars as the finale is set to be jam packed. British comedian and veteran UK Office boss Ricky Gervais, former Running Wilde star Will Arnett, and now Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate have all been added to the finale’s guest list.
Though NBC execs have remained mum on who exactly will replace Carrell, with the comical cast of talent set to take the Scranton offices by storm this May, I’m sure Office fanatics will be not only pleasantly surprised, but satisfied.Tags: Catherine Tate, Ed Helms, James Spader, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Michael Scott, NBC, Rainn Wilson, Ray Romano, SNL, Steve Carrell, The Office, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell