Will Ferrell has committed to a four-episode arc of The Office. He will play a branch manager who comes from the home office and is just as inappropriate as Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character. Ferrell has committed to one episode beyond Carell’s finale, to help create a bridge.
“We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star,” said 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.”
Here is the schedule of Ferrell’s appearances on The Office.
This clip was released by NBC last month, I believe mistakenly with a bunch of ‘Classy Christmas’ promo clips. It is from the episode Ultimatum and shows different versions of the scene where Michael apologizes to Creed and Kevin.
Summary (NBC): Michael prepares himself for the good or bad news about Holly and her boyfriend. Pam decides to put up a resolution board for everyone to post their New Year’s resolutions. Meanwhile, Michael calls for a counseling session with Holly. Guest star: Amy Ryan.