Welcome, Will Ferrell

Clips about Will Ferrell, who guest stars on The Office starting April 14.

Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and John Krasinski reveal what it’s like to have Will Ferrell on set.
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For Ed Helms, working with Steve Carell and Will Ferrell is a trip to comedy heaven.
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Will Ferrell reveals how the guest slot happened, what it’s like to work with the cast, and what makes Deangelo tick.
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Tipster: DJ Jazzy Flax

Final Michael Scott episode will be supersized

NBC has announced that Steve Carell’s final episode of The Office will be supersized to 50 minutes:

NBC announced today that it will offer extended versions of Steve Carell’s final episode of “The Office” as well as for “Parks and Recreation” on Thursday, April 28. “The Office” will see Carell off in an episode that night from 9:00 -9:50 p.m. (ET) and will continue with “Parks and Recreation” from 9:50 -10:30 p.m. (ET). “30 Rock” will follow from 10:30-11 p.m. (ET)

Tipster: John

New York Times interview with Will Ferrell

The New York Times interviews Will Ferrell on his visit to The Office.

Here’s an excerpt:

It was the first week of shooting on the NBC comedy “The Office” following the departure of Mr. Carell, who has been the most reliably devastating weapon in the show’s comic arsenal since its debut in 2005.

These were uneasy times for the show’s permanent cast members, who got choked up when they saw his vacated trailer being moved just a few feet across the parking lot, and now face the uncertainty of where the show will go and whether viewers will still watch it without him.

But for Mr. Ferrell, whose “Office” appearances (starting April 14) would seem like a filigree on an already illustrious comedy career, the tour of duty comes with its own burdens.

Link: New York Times (includes spoilerish tidbits!)

Auction: Rainn Wilson visits your NYC office

Charitybuzz is auctioning off a visit by The Office’s Rainn Wilson to your New York City office!

“Rainn will boost the morale, surprise your colleagues, an employee of the month or the big cheese and visit your New York City office or organization!! In a 45-minute visit, Rainn will answer your questions, tell you anecdotes about his new movie, Super, and the hit series The Office.”

Proceeds for this auction benefit Children’s Theater Company.

Link: Bid here