Replacing the boss will be tricky. Here are some suggestions, logical and left-field, to consider.

By Ken Tucker
Updated March 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

JOHN KRASINSKI

Maybe it’s time the most responsible guy at Dunder Mifflin got promoted.

PATTON OSWALT

The smart, schlubby comic would be a nice contrast to Carell, fresh air for the show.

CATHERINE O’HARA

The show thrives on improv actors; why not this Christopher Guest film vet?

JOHN HODGMAN

The Daily Show/PC man would make a perfect bossy antihero.

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