Could the funnyman replace Steve Carell?

By Lynette Rice
Updated April 01, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.