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Is Will Ferrell joining 'The Office'?

Could the funnyman replace Steve Carell?

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Will Ferrell hinted to EW that his new character on The Office may stick around for longer than the previously announced four episodes. (Dunder Mifflin: Meet your new boss, Deangelo Vickers!) ”Yes, I’m taking over,” Ferrell says of his role, which he claims will be a ”regular, full-time gig.” Don’t celebrate just yet, Anchorman fans: Though Steve Carell’s replacement has not been named, show insiders say it’s unlikely that Ferrell — who has made as much as $20 million a movie — will commit to a full season. Stay tuned.