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Will Ferrell Hints He'll Join The Office Cast for Good

USMagazine, Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:20am (PDT)

Could Will Ferrell go from The Office's temp to a full-time employee?

Ferrell -- who begins a four-episode arc April 14 as a temporary branch manager -- told UsMagazine.com at Saturday's Comedy Central Awards it's "looking good" for him to join the series when Steve Carell exits after this season.

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Carell has had much success during his tenure on the series. He became a comic star in 2005 when he debuted as Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott on The Office, an American adaptation of the British original. He won a Golden Globe award and garnered four Emmy nominations for the role.

Ferrell is confident he could fill Carell's shoes -- and already has ideas on how he'd change up the sitcom's script.

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"I'd throw it out the window," Ferrell jokes to Us of the framework Carell -- also the show's producer -- had outlined since the show's 2005 premiere. "It obviously was not working. I don't know what they were thinking when they originally cast him. No, I shouldn't say that!"

While no official long-term casting announcement has been made, Ferrell has already won raves from his Office mates.

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"I don't want to give away anything, but he's amazing," costar Craig Robinson tells Us of Ferrell. "You already know he's crazy…[but] he's played it straight and it comes out beautifully. It's so much fun playing around with him."

Tell Us: Would you watch Will Ferrell full-time on The Office?

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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