Jim Carrey's on his way to 'The Office'
April 22nd, 2011
01:03 PM ET

Jim Carrey's on his way to 'The Office'

Expect the season finale of "The Office" to end on a truly funny note now that Jim Carrey has signed on to appear in the hourlong episode.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Carrey will join fellow guest stars Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano and Catherine Tate as candidates who want to take over the job vacated by former Dunder Mifflin office manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell).

Though Will Ferrell, who plays Deangelo Vickers, seems to have a lock on the job at the moment, Spader and "Doctor Who" alum Tate are likely to be the most serious contenders to take over for Carell, since all of the other actors are committed to other projects.

The season 7 finale of "The Office" airs May 19.

Which actor would you like to see manage "The Office"?

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  1. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mikelicenhour272@yahoo.com

    I love jim carrey. His movie is funny and warm, making me regain the confidence of life. you can go to see his newest movie trailer in http://www.wally.tv/ tha's really fantastic.

    May 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the Woman

    I read this just for kicks, and all I can get from it is that THE MAN needs to get laid in a bad way.

    May 3, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cushman Davis

    How about Don Rickles? He is funny and crude and crazy.

    April 30, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. D

    @The Man: What do you think about Sarah Silverman in that role?

    April 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    Jim Carrey is the only actor that is as awesome as Steve Carell, in my eyes. I really really really really hope he gets picked. I will cry tears of joy! I love Steve Carell but I've accepted that he's leaving and if anyone can come the closest to filling his shoes, it's Jim Carrey!

    April 29, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. nancy

    TEAM WILL, ray romano will ruin the show

    April 26, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. M. Moy

    I'm fine with Jim Cary as long as he doesn't use the forum to proselytize the fabricated attack on vaccinations as a primary cause of autism. I have yet to hear a retraction or apology to any families who followed Cary's advise and withheld vaccinations and eventually contracted the disease that the vaccinations were intended to protect against.

    April 26, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ferell or I'm not watching.

    ^^^up there stupid.

    April 26, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. p.louise

    I can totally see James Spader in the show. He is a wonderful actor who is great at dry humor. I think he could create a character that would allow all the cast members to shine without being so over the top as to make ensemble work impossible; heck he held his own with William Shatner without resorting to chewing all the scenery...no easy task! Both Will Ferrell (as he has already demonstrated) and Jim Carey are so over the top that they would tend to unbalance the show. Spader definitely gets my vote. I doubt this will come to pass because he signed to do a movie the week before The Office announcement, so he too could be out of the running.

    April 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Elliot

    Anyone but Gervais. Please.
    Of the list provided, I would pick Will Arnett. Arnet would be hilarious as boss, though Ferrell has done a great job so far.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. carolyn

    and I love womens fishy bottoms.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. carolyn

    molly shannon

    April 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike

    Will Ferrel without hesitation

    April 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Blobbity

    A lot of these ideas are alright.

    WIll Ferell seems like a great candidate. While I thought his comedy was good initially (Ex: Step Brothers, Anchorman, ect.), I didn't think he'd be able to fit the spot. Then I saw him in The Other Guys, in which he filled a totally different role and it worked out great. I think Ferell could pull it off.

    I like Jim Carrey, but as others have said, I think he's too big of a movie star. Plus, he seems more like a physical comedian, which is too energetic for the role.

    Some others I'd like to see try and fill the role would be: Vince Vaughn, Simon Pegg, Kevin James, or even Stephen Colbert/Jon Stewart. The last two are highly unlikely, but I think they can mend that comedic genius to fill the role.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. dave

    i think it is gonna be todd packer. they sent him to sabre headquarters in tallahassee a few episodes ago and in the last episode they talked about Micheal Scott giving recommendations for him replacement. Who better for him to recommend then his best friend Todd Packer? it just all fits together. I dont think its gonna be a good idea to bring him on as the manager but i could see it happening. He definitely has the Scranton personality.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Marcus Moore

    Simon Pegg-yes. Ricky Gervais and Russel Bland-no. Zach Braff-yes. Packer-yes. Dwight K. Schrute-yes. The Temp-yes. Basically, anyone from the office would be good. Jim Carrey-no. Will Ferrett-no. Spader-yes. Romano, Arnett, Tate-no. Final answer!

    April 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. Pablo Azlo

    Simon Pegg, Ricky Gervais or Russel Brand nuff said.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  19. Marcus Moore

    Dwight would be a good pick. Couple that with the fact that he OWNS the building!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. madison haynes

    Noooooooo! This is all wrong will and jim carey are not nearly as funny as steve!! You need to keep the old cast together and let rain wilson take over steves spot ! Idiots...

    April 25, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  21. Marcus Moore

    The show can continue without Michael Scott. Michael Scott was not the FIRST regional manager of the Scranton branch and he won't be the last! What about Packer?!? He has a history with the Scranton branch. He's just as clueless and crude as Michael Scott! It would work.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. M. Loaf

    Is Gary Busey still in the mix?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  23. Bookenz

    The fact is no one can replace Steve Carrell. The show will suffer when he leaves.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. Dan

    What about the Donald (Trump)? He would be good for one episode, a team of him and Dwight would be epic.

    April 25, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. Ganan

    Carrey or Romano-both HILARIOUS~~~~

    April 25, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. Umpire11

    Here comes the Shark. I expected the Office to bow out gracefully, but now it's just going to be sad. Farrell squeezed in as a fit....but none of these others are going to fit the model. They should have accepted their fate when Steve quit.

    April 25, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ian

    Ray Romano? Are you kidding me? The Office was created because of TV being dominated by painfully unfunny shows like Everybody Love Raymond. If they put Romano on The Office, it will be a death blow to the show.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  28. Summer819

    With that being said...hasn't The Office run it's course? Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the show, but just feel like some sitcoms are worn out (I'll skip naming a few others). Steve Carell gets it, so it would seem the rest of the cast should take their cue as well.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • AG

      Absolutely right, couldn't have said it better. I can't believe all the stupid ideas people are coming up with. Someone said Conan O'Brien before, I hope they get punched in the face today.

      April 25, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  29. Marcus Moore

    Zach Braff would be BRILLIANT!

    April 25, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  30. AG

    Three words: Jumped the Shark! The Office is done without Carrell, no need to find a replacement for one more season.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. Molly Ringwald

    I liked James Spader most in "Pretty In Pink".

    April 25, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  32. JJ

    How about Danny Devito?? I could see the little guy being funny in this.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • AG

      JJ: You obviously have never seen Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia where DeVito is currently on. The funniest show on TV better than The Office anyway, so why would he leave to a show that's on its way down the toilet?

      April 25, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. Tim

    Catherine Tate is the funniest of the list candidates!

    April 25, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. SoVeracious

    Carrey is ok, but I don't know about him on the office.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  35. A

    I've never seen the show.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  36. Corn Beef Special with Russian Dressing

    Could Dude Shen get a part in the show?

    April 25, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  37. Alden Pulver Carr

    Charlie Sheen would be great in the show.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. porkchop sandwiches

    $1000 says they make Pam boss, they have already given her more responsibility around the office as well as a more dominant authoritative roll. My guess is they end up adding a character but in a different position. I don't know how I would like that though, i also feel the Pam and Jim story line to be lame and it would end up focusing on them far too much.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  39. Head Diva In Charge


    April 25, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  40. aaustin

    This show should/could have been canceled 2 years ago. It's not even funny anymore. I really thought with Correll leaving it would just end, NBC is going to run the show into the ground by keeping it around for another season with someone else.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  41. Dave

    John Cleese?

    April 25, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  42. Peace

    I stand corrected, a rhino. It was still funnier than hell ! LOL

    April 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  43. steph

    They should do one season with Ricky Gervais then end the show. How much longer is John Krasinski going to stay? What about the guy that plays Andy? He's way too funny for TV. He has the career Steve Carrell should've had if he didn't make that terrible Evan Almighty.

    April 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. officesuckzbalz

    Pauly shore, would be a good canidate!cause he definately would not be profesional!

    April 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. amber

    Will Ferrell definitely.

    April 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Marge Mezvinsky

    the show really sucks.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  47. ex beatle

    I don't watch the office. It's stupid, and filled with dumb situations. A total waste of time. I did watch it once and I couldn't stand it. If you have time to watch it, your just being sucked into a sink hole of stupidity.

    WHO CARES! The Office needs to go... "Your fired"

    April 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Felix L. Clauss

    A star such as he only comes once a generation.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Jason Cohn

    Talent is really what it is all about.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Paul Dad Clauss

    He is a wonderful talent.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Donovan

    Who has tim to watch TV lol

    April 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  52. matt

    I think it would be hilarius to see gerard butler on the office.

    April 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tim

    When I saw Carrey and thought Drew and not Jim. Truthfully, they should put an ensamble actor or a Character actor in the slot. Think Carrell before the office. What they will do is put someone in thats descpicable, but someone who can make you feel sorry for him, like Carrell, and Gervais before him. John C. Reilly would be a great fit. Better than who has been mentioned. Paul Rudd is a good choice, I think the best choice would be Bruce Campbell though.

    April 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  54. The Real @N

    @nicole look we hav the same name.

    April 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. nicole

    James Spader rules, the Office will benefit from his smarmy charm.

    April 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Michael Scott Rox


    April 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Office fan

    Jim Carey will rock on this show. His boardroom scene in Liar Liar should give you a glimpse of what's he's capable of on this show.

    April 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jock Goodrich

    No no...you all have it wrong! The office needs Zach Galifianakis as Michael Scott!!

    April 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  59. @N

    come on chris rock or kevin james!!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Americas Reality

    No one in America watches Jim Carrey movies or "The Office". This will make "The Office" even less successful than it already has been.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  61. tcp

    Carey...nah. WAY over the top. Just can't help himself. And he's NOT available...

    Spader is the way to go and that's who will get it.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. blkshp

    Bill Murray on the Office? I'd watch that, but I doubt it would happen. After all Chevy Chase is on NBC, and those two might meet each other in a hallway and have to go all deathmatch in the studio, lol. Seriously though the racist crap is played out and I'd rather watch Community over the Office at this point

    April 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Dead horse

    Jim carrey would be an awful idea, he hasn't been funny in years and is simply an overactor in every role.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Myrna Band Siesta Key

    We love the show and enjoy watching it.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Michael Caallaiizzoo

    Jason Batemen is a tremendous talent.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  66. amelia

    Why are all of you so set on jim xcarrey? his humor is for like 12 year old boys. will farrell or bust.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Gigi

    Jason Bateman!

    April 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  68. kevin

    Will Ferrell.... hands down

    April 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  69. krishelv


    April 24, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  70. Ernie

    The Office is perfect for Jim Carey, he's not that great of an octor and I don't believe he's that funny, but for the Office he would be good. Jim Carey is all most 50 so he's washed up in Hollywood he would be makeing more movies but he's not a box office draw. It would be better for him to go TV.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  71. Nia

    I love this show. It may just be a good thing to bring it all to an end. The show just won't be the same without steve.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  72. manny

    Harvey from TMZ should be the boss!!! The office becomes a paparazi company

    April 24, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  73. Name*astro

    Dave chappelle would be too funny. That is if he came out of retirement.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  74. Oodoodanoo

    The Office needs to be run by Carlos Mencia. DEE-DEE-DEE!!!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  75. Christopher


    April 24, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  76. imoverherenow

    dice clay just might be funny

    April 24, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  77. foodiefilmie

    Great. The Office becomes the 21st century version of Love Boat. Oh, I bet no one can wait for the grasping actors lined up for guest star spots!

    April 24, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  78. Kev

    I think they blew it completely. Bringing in big names to replace Steve Carell was a terrible idea. I love Will Ferrell but I think he's a bad fit for The Office. I personally think they should have written Jim to be the new manager. He already has a dynamic with the corporate people and the pranks that he has pulled over the years are way more epic than anything that Michael Scott would have done. I think that they are just trying to nail the coffin shut on a big positive note on this one. RIP The Office, we loved you while you were great!

    April 24, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  79. you

    Spader is a hack

    April 24, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  80. Otis

    You really want together users hooked next season? Rashida Jones as Karen Fillipelli transfers from Urticaria to Scranton. Her character on Parks and Rec is useless. Think of the tension she can cause Pam Jim Andy and the others...

    April 24, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  81. Missy

    Will Arnett, without a doubt! He was fantastic in Arrested Development and can deliver the quirky/crazy in a sincere way. Would be a perfect fit with the rest of the cast.

    April 24, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  82. Name*tonyfromdetroit

    Not much to pick from out of those mentioned but probably Tate I would like to see Chevy Chase in that role

    April 24, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  83. JustMe

    Definitely Spader. I think he's the only one who can pull it off. Although I would like to see David Wallace back. I see him as a great straight man to all the antics of the rest of the cast, especially Dwight.

    April 24, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  84. Ghostbuster

    Bill Murray

    April 24, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  85. Tina

    I am responsible for getting a lot of people hooked on the office...(Taking a bow...lol)...I did panic a little when I heard Steve Carrell was leaving, but there are a couple of people who just might pull it off...I think John Lithgow or William Shatner would have been a dream come true, you know, someone with that back and forth good guy-bad guy in a split second acting, but I do like the idea of his counter-part, Spader. Portia de Rossi would also be a good contender (very good character in Better Off Ted). While I do still love Carrey and Ferell, I think they are better suited for "movie" characters. Which ever direction they go, it has to be someone that can actually keep up with the entire cast. Those guys are naturals. Everyone in those characters seem as though thats exactly who they are for real....Love em'!

    April 24, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  86. Ryan

    Anyone but will, this just isn't his thing. I love his movies but don't cars for him in the office.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  87. @N

    @jenjen the truth is supposed to hurt retart!!!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  88. Name*astro

    Dave chappelle would be way too funny. That is if he came out of retirement.

    April 24, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  89. Jim

    I would pick Jim Carey for the position!!!! Nyuk nyuk nyuk. 😉

    April 24, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  90. Paul

    How many times has michael fired an employee and then said "Just kidding." He is doing it to us now. He is not leaving

    April 24, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  91. Laurie

    My vote goes to Will Forte or Bill Hader.

    April 24, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  92. shawtyblu

    I thought jim carey was funny when I was in the 6th grade, im now 26 and dont see anything funny about the guy. Id rather watch 2 girls 1 cup then watch him. Half the faces he makes wouldnt even make my one year old son laugh. Anyway, I wish George Carlin was still alive, he would have been perfect...m But since hes not, I say Roseanne Barr, I freakin still watch re runs of Roseanne, and still find them funny.

    April 24, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  93. Andrew

    Good riddance to Will Ferrel

    April 24, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  94. Tim in Auburndale

    Promote from within. Jim

    April 24, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  95. Concerned

    Given that Carrey has probably contributed to the deaths of countless children due to preventable disease as a result of his anti-vaccination campaign, it would be truly irresponsible for The Office to even consider putting him on the show.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  96. scott

    Lola, did u say something? Wait that was the wind blowing. Let's just dismiss the fact that Jim Carrey is the funniest actor of the past 20 years. Yeh that's bright.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  97. jenjen

    @N....the truth hurts.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  98. minhan

    Hi,I am from China,welcome to my space.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  99. pd

    i vote for charlie sheen. He can save the show.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  100. Lola

    Both Carey and Ferrell are great. Have both of 'em do the finals! I know...too costly...bu. well worth it! Advertise it well and you'll have millions tune in!

    April 24, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  101. don

    david allen grier

    April 24, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  102. STP123

    I would love to see James Spader get the job. He's hilarious.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  103. Mona

    Personally, I think James Spader would be an excellent choice. I positively can't stand Jim Carrey or Will Farrell. I
    chose James Spader b/c he was excellent in Boston Legal & like someone has already posted, if he can put up
    with William Shatner he can do anything! I'm rooting for you James Spader!

    April 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  104. clint

    Catherine Tate is hilarious! I would love to see more of her. If you don't know who she is, check out The Catherine Tate Show on Netflix.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  105. @N

    hav a episode with all these funny actors takin place at a huge party & mak em say all these funny lines!!!great idea or not?

    April 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  106. ChrisM

    I think Spader would actually be the best replacement. I doubt he'll get the gig, but he would really be interesting.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Maureen

    Will Arnett. No contest.

    April 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  108. joe hernadez

    Tus nalgas....

    April 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  109. jonah hill

    Michael cera or david cross would kill it an eat it!

    April 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  110. rikkirat

    Better yet... this would make a great series finale... dump the office altogether... man what a god awful show.

    April 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  111. @N

    @jenjen how rude r u?

    April 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Greg

    Will Ferrell = way too predictable and untalented, way over-valued. Jim Carrey = way too self-important. Ray Romano = way too annoying. James Spader = nicely curt and understated.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  113. manny

    How about George W. Bush!? LOL...

    April 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Patrick C. O'Connell


    I must say Mr. Carell did a great job as Micheal, it was always fun to see him. I was surprised when I heard he was leaving, but if I have to choose I feel Mr. Carrey would be the best candidate.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  115. christina

    I dont want a new bss! I liked Michael Scott.......oh well nothing ventured nothing gained in a new nusiness venture.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Name

    Andrew Dice Clay would be the AWESOME for 'The Office'! And anyone who thinks otherwise eats Gerber food!

    April 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Brett

    Murray from flight of the conchords, much better than all this bunch, do it!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  118. funnybone.....

    either way... either way 🙂

    April 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Name*hello

    Michael Keaton
    Gary Cole
    Bill Murray
    Martin Short
    Bill Shatner

    April 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Babygirl

    Bill murray Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Babygirl

    Really guys will ferell he is so annoyingly stupid and could not act for anything......& steve carell will definatly be missed... i died from laughter almost every episode!!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  122. OhhBoy

    The Only 2 I would like to see would be Bill Murray or Chris Tucker. While Bill Murray is a pipe dream, Tucker is available and hasnt done anything lately. Can you imagine him with that silly ass grin running the Office.

    April 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Babygirl

    Jim carrey would be the best replacement for carell ..........will ferell would just ruin it..... And seriously we have to make everything a racial debate:?????????

    April 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Rrrralph

    How about the recently out of work Jon Cryer? In drag.

    April 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  125. jacquetta

    Danny mcbride

    April 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  126. don

    damon waynes would be a good fit. he was great on in living color and my wife and kids

    April 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  127. manny

    John lithgow is too animated for the show...he is still one of the best! Too bad 3rd rock from the sun didn't have more viewers...one of the best sitcoms...speaking of brilliant sitcoms..everyone should tune into community...I love it!!! Brilliant brilliant original comdedy series...if you haven't tuned in...you should...you won't be sorry..

    April 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Herb

    I'm just spitballing here, but...

    What about Tyler Perry? As Madea? Could be pretty awesome.

    April 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  129. jason jackson

    Please God, if you are listening do not let Jim Carrey anywhere near The Office. Carrey has not been funny in 15 years. He is absolutely horrible. He is not funny nor can he act to save his life.

    April 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Wondering

    I've never heard of any of the people on that list. Who's Jim Carrey? Has he been in any movies?

    April 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Lindsay

    I think Jim Carrey or Ricky Gervais should take over!

    April 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  132. willMissCarrell

    I kinda miss Charlie Sheen!

    April 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  133. jamesnyc

    Personally, I can't wait for the series finale, not that I would watch it. What a horrible show.

    April 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Wit

    Paul Rudd would be fun. Kevin James would be interesting. Bobby D would kill it.

    April 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  135. SP

    BIll Murray anyone?

    April 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  136. NYgal

    How about Kelsey Grammar or John Lovitz??

    April 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Jacky Tierney

    I prefer to see John Krasinski playing the role of Jim Halpert as a manager. I feel he is the right character.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  138. jenjen

    It is amazing to me how many of you idiots can't spell the actors' names correctly. Don't call yourself a fan of someone's work & then misspell their name. You look ridiculous. With that being said, I can't WAIT to see Jim Carrey on "The Office". I've loved Jim's work for over 20yrs, ever since "In Living Color" was on the air. He, Gervais & Arnett are hilarious & will definitely make the season finale a memorable one. And all of you morons saying "The Office" isn't funny need to STFU & maybe actually WATCH the show before criticizing it. This season has been pretty much perfect. Why come on here & make rude comments about a show you can't stand? Find something better to do. /rant

    April 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Isiah tadeo

    Barack obama

    April 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  140. dan smith

    Who cares it always was a stupid show and always will be. It's just the kind of forgettable shtick that overrated actors like will ferral and jim carey would fit into.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  141. *sammy in fl

    Anybody but please not ferrell. No not ferrell. Yuck ferrell is gross.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Professor VJ Cornacopia Fantastic Food Magorium and Great American Steakery

    If it's James Spader, keep him away from Erin and Pam, his behavior around secretaries is questionable at best!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Rrrralph

    Two words, people: Pauly Shore.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  144. KK

    none of the above. Stephen Colbert!!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYgal

      love, love, LOVE Colbert, but he'd never do it...Loves doing his own show too much; would at least
      have to rename it "Colbert's Office."

      April 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  145. tom

    how could anybody not like ray....everybody loves raymond

    April 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Gary

    Cancel the show. Without Carell, it just won't be the same. This season was a wash anyhow. The show has run it's course. Put it to bed.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  147. KP

    That sounds like a great line-up for a finale, but it needs to be a SERIES finale. This show already jumped the shark when Pam & Jim finally got together. This show without Steve Carell will just be sad. It IS an ensemble effort, but so much of it relies on how Michael Scott interacts with each character.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Marie

    Jim Hamperton for sure. I would like to see him as manager!!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Harry

    He should become a permanent.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  150. mountaineer

    Stephen Colbert is the best choice

    April 23, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  151. Michael

    They may consider Karl Pilkington from An Idiot Abroad...I have not seen anything that funny in years and he's still fresh on peoples mind. Continue on the theme of putting him into uncomfortable positions. Even if karl was not boss on the show he would still be a great addition to the office to mix things up a bit...

    April 23, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  152. serg Kondratyuk

    Honestly, I'd like to have Steve Carrel back, without him the office isn't the office.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  153. Mindy

    Julia louis-dreyfus...dwight having to report to a woman would be funny.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  154. mad max

    Or john goodman

    April 23, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  155. @N

    Maybe chris rock or kevin james.b/c of k. james when ever i c a mall cop i cud call him paul blart!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  156. mad max

    Michael Ian Black (or anyone from Stella actually)

    April 23, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  157. jesse

    what about russell brand hes hilarious

    April 23, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  158. Reba

    WIll Arnett definitely. He has just the right types of characters to make it work (Arrested Development, Lets's Go To Prison). I love Will Ferrell but since SNL he hasn't found a niche, and I think the Vickers character was never designed to last – it is too ridiculous. I've been crossing my fingers for Arnett since I first heard Michael Scott was leaving the office.

    April 23, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  159. Yoo

    How about jackie chan?

    April 23, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  160. Paul

    Myself I am the best funnyman

    April 23, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  161. Travis

    I don't get why John Lehr isn't being considered for this role. He truly has that unique quality that commands your full attention like Carrell. He could give the show a much needed shot of adrenaline without bringing the baggage of a more established star. Will Farrell has been LAME.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  162. John

    Not Will Ferrell please, he is so overrated

    April 23, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  163. Rachel

    PLEASE! Anyone but Ferrell

    April 23, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  164. Andrew

    Catherine Tate!!!! America needs to know who she is and how brilliant she is!!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  165. Laura from Pasadena

    Right now I'm feeling about Michael Scott (and thewhole gang,frankly) the way Deangelo feels about Jim and Pam's baby... but I can't stop watching! I must know what happens next! (I guess I'm addicted!) Someone somewhere suggested Darrell as manager, and I LOVE that idea. But I guess it is not to be... <sigh.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  166. Michael

    David Spade

    April 23, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  167. kerstoff cook

    I would be the best choice

    April 23, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  168. amy

    Murray from FOTC would be awesome! He plays the Steve Carell character better than Carell himself does. Please someone from the show read this. That would be the greatest choice.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  169. Hating Vermont

    Jim Carrey is about as funny as cancer, he one dimensional, much like Robin (has herpes) Williams...

    April 23, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  170. Dutch

    John c. McGinley would be the best choice.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  171. sploot

    Bring in the mighty beard! That cat from hangover would be hilarious.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  172. doctorhavalook

    Afraid to say if Will Ferrell becomes a regular on the Office I won't be watching.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  173. Jorel

    Ed Helms (Andy) should be the new boss. Will Arnett should take Andy's old position.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  174. PostMasterGeneral

    If all were available, my order would be 1. Ferrell, 2. Gervais, 3. Arnett, 4. Spader, 5. Ramano, (at this point I've stopped watching so the rest of the list doesn't really matter) 6. Carrey, 7. Tate

    April 23, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  175. Dundies Miffling

    James Spader makes the most sense if you've seen Boston Legal. It also opens the door for Mr Shatner to visit which could be some weird magic if they can, even for a moment or two, re-ignite the awesome dynamic Spader-Shatner had on Boston Legal.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  176. Hollywood

    James Spader – William Shatner
    Jim Carrey – Ewan Mcgregors
    Michael Douglas – Matt Damon
    Daniel Craig – Toby Jones
    Charlie Sheen – Jimmy Kimmel
    Sean Penn – James Franco
    Jake Gyllenhaal – Heath Ledger
    Tom Selleck – Kevin Kline

    April 23, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  177. brad

    Why not a promotion from within? Sorry of that was mentioned.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  178. Pound Cake

    Will Ferrell truly, but Jim Carrey will do.

    April 23, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  179. loca

    Will arnett! 😀

    April 23, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  180. MotoChris

    As a big Will Ferrell fan i've been HUGELY disappointed in his performances on the show so far.

    Actually I could see a hilarious dynamic develop between Dwight and Jim Carey.

    And please please please bring back Melora Hardin. I was hoping for Rashida Jones' return where she and Jim would reignite their spark haha, but that doesnt look like its gonna happen any time soon

    April 23, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  181. X-fan

    Sadly, the show has gone so far downhill that not even JC himself can bring it back.

    April 23, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  182. madtom2020

    None of them. End the show.

    April 23, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  183. TheWordMaster

    I think Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from LOST) would be cool as the boss, or James Callis from Eureka. But Jim Carrey is cool too.

    Howie Mandel might be interesting....heck, they could stick anyone on that show and I would be happy!

    April 23, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  184. fat albert

    I would like to see andrew dice clay manage "the office."

    April 23, 2011 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  185. Momma Rose

    Spader all the way!

    April 23, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  186. Joy

    GO TATE!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  187. Richard Allen

    Jim will make the show somewhat watchable. Sorry, I just couldn't ever get into the show very much at all. The original office was alright, but the American version seemed stale to me. Regardless, I think Carrey will provide some good laughs.

    April 23, 2011 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  188. scott

    I do like the idea of Murray from Flight of the Concords taking Carrells place. He definitely has the gift of thinking himself a genius while really he is a buffoon. That's what "role" they are looking to fill my dear Kate.

    April 23, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      I know. I just want them to get it right. I will miss Steve Carrel, whoever the new "boss" turns out to be...


      April 23, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rrrralph

      Murray all the way. That's perfect!

      April 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  189. scott

    Dear Kate and Vicki
    Congrats on being the only two people on the planet who do not recognize Jim Carrey's comical genius.


    April 23, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      I'm not sayin' he's not funny, it's just I don't think he'd be a good fit for the show, and seriously? I don't care for his style of comedy. Different strokes for different folks, m'dear...

      April 23, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  190. scott

    Key to success as the office manager: someone who is an idiot but thinks himself/herself a genius. Will Ferrell and Jim carrey and maybe Spader could pull that off. The others could not.

    April 23, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  191. Daddyo

    What abot the lady from my name is earl.

    April 23, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  192. scott

    Nancy Nancy Nancy
    The racial comments were definitely over the top. There is a message in everything even if you are joking. You can't say things like "blacks can't have respectable jobs" and then dismiss it as a joke. Its cowardly to say the least.

    April 23, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  193. Eric Hawk

    Will Ferrell
    Steven Colbert
    Bill Murray
    The supervisor from Office Space
    Rowan Atkinson!

    April 23, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  194. bob

    Why are allthe ni**ers hating?

    April 23, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  195. ryryross

    Jimmy fallon!! he would rock the show

    April 23, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • fallon 10,000 feet straight down.

      Jimmy Fallon. seriously??? is that guys horribly written, more horribly executed TV show still on? i think we can do better than jimmy Fallon.... wed be better of with Bernie " from weekend at Bernies" and least his acting would be looser..

      April 23, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim in Auburndale

      Jimmy Fallon is no good. He's terrible.

      April 24, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  196. susan

    I think its going to be an internal promotion in the end-Dwight!He wants the job so bad and the chemistry is already there.
    All these names are just to string us along during the transition.

    April 23, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  197. Jermaine

    Make dwight the boss

    April 23, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  198. Caro

    Oh, Catherine Tate would be wonderful (and hysterical), but she is committed to a project at the moment. She's currently rehearsing "Much Ado About Nothing" with David Tennant and the show is running until the beginning of September.

    April 23, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  199. Name*Jermaine

    Ricky gervais.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  200. Desiree

    I vote for Will Arnett.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  201. jennifer

    bill murray.

    April 23, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  202. bestbootie

    Hands down Jim Carrey. Will Farrell does suck! Will Smith?

    April 23, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  203. dee de dee

    Will Ferril, now Jim Carrey? They just keep giving me reasons not to watch that show. Can they get anyone more overated, anyone one else who does the same, old, tired, overacted schtick?

    April 23, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  204. calimaka7

    Fine then anderson cooper!now what ...shouldn't you be blogging with glenn beck?

    April 23, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  205. Magicrat

    And just to be more relevant to the topic on hand, these last few episodes, the scenes that Will Farell appears in are awkward at best, forced more often. Carrey would be even worse. Carell sometimes hogs the camera too much but has a pathos and sense of everyman that makes his inappropriate behavior somehow come off okay and sometimes brilliantly. Carrey and Farell are WAY too used to mugging their way through to pull that off. I could see Spader. Some of the other suggestions like Kevin Nealon (really?) or Chris Rock are just ludicrous. Was there ever a less funny stand up comedian than Chris Rock? The Office hinges on Carell and Rainn Wilson providing a gateway from mundane reality to absurdist fantasy. WIlson is unhinged, but Carell's replacement MUST be able to smoothly move between worlds to continue to make this work.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  206. DeddMatt

    But Jim Carrey isn't funny, he's just annoying.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  207. Brad

    Charlie Sheen would be an awesome replacement. Timing is perfect too.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  208. Magicrat


    "NO..............not at all. There's Cheers, Mash, Three's Company, and Seinfeld."

    And all of them, without exception, dramatically dropped off in quality after the first few seasons. Just go back and watch them in chronological order on DVD or Tivo or whatever format you prefer, and its obvious. In the past, without the technology to view episodes in fairly short intervals, you might not notice, just like you don't notice someone growing old if you see them everyday. Just a "for instance", I LOVED M*A*S*H growing up. But as I watch reruns, I notice things like they stopped "filming" shows and started taping them. It lost it's poignancy and became more like a play. Same thing happened to Happy Days". It was based in large part on the film "American Graffiti" but in the third or fourth year they started taping it, and to me watching in retrospect, it completely changes the tone.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  209. old School

    Dream List of possible candidates:

    John Cusack
    Ryan Reynolds
    Chris Tucker
    Rob Lowe
    Shia Laboeuf
    James Spader

    (Of course it doesn't hurt that all of the above are easy on the eyes) 😉

    Jon Cryer
    Jonathan Silverman

    Hell No:
    Will Farrell
    Charlie Sheen
    Jim Carrey
    Will Farrell (again hell no)

    April 23, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  210. Nick

    George Lopez??!! Are you high? That guy last said something funny in the 80s. Carrell's replacement should be Gary Busey, Cloris Leachman, Mike Tyson, Rosie O'Donnell, or perhaps Edward Cullen.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Mark

    Will Ferrell

    April 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  212. @N


    April 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  213. @N

    george lopez would be kinda nice.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  214. winner

    One name not being mentioned is Kevin Nealon. He was the first person I thought of after hearing they were looking for a replacement for Steve. I think his humor fits the show perfectly.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  215. calimaka7

    They should put george lopez !

    April 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  216. @N

    get someone we want!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  217. @N

    wow another idiotic freak on the show!!!way to go!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Visual Studio Programmer

    I know his name was mentioned above, but I vote for Christopher Walken or Sandra Bullock.

    April 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  219. don

    damon waynes or or the boss from just shoot me

    April 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  220. joshhuffman

    I'm saying it. Will Ferrell is not funny on the show.

    April 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  221. j

    WHO CARES>>>>

    April 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  222. doctordonna

    Catherine Tate and Ricky Gervais together? I have never watched The Office before but with definitely watch that episode! I do so hope she gets to say "Do I look bovvered?"

    April 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Mark

    James Spader absolutely. He was beyond excellent in Boston Legal. If he's chosen, I'll start watching this show. Will Ferrell is an idiot. Anything he touches turns to crap. Having him come on board is an easy way for me to stay miles away from this show.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  224. specs30

    No no no! Jim carrey worst actor EVER! Gervais is the ONLY Michael Scott replacement, after all he is the ORIGINAL!!!! If not make Dwight and Jim co manage we all know that Saber ass runs the show... hmmm I bet we can drop him now though since Erin broke up with him! That was the best break up scene EVER! Epic

    April 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  225. rhonda ragen

    I would like to see Labron James or Homer Simpson as a guest star of The Office.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Mindy

    How about Sinbad...he's funny!

    April 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |

    The office is too amateurish of a role of JC. I personally think the show sucks. They just want a famous actor to boost their ratings. I say get rid of the show. It licks huge donkey nuts.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  228. James

    Bill Shatner!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  229. yahhh

    will arnett, most definitely. he's got that tough-and-stupid-on-the-outside-and-snuggly-on-the-inside thing down.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  230. stacy

    jim carrey is funny omg i would watch it!!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Charlie

    Bruce McCulloch of KITH. He could do the dbag office mgr character well.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Travis

    Spader would be an interesting choice! Jim Carrey is....unique? I'm not sure how that would work, though I do think he has a decent range of humor, so I'm sure he could make it work. But I haven't watched anything with Jim Carrey in it since....Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so what do I know!

    Catherine Tate would be amusing, but I've only seen her on her variety show and nothing else :-\

    April 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  233. As

    I won't watch the show as long as will ferrel is on it. Ferrel sucks as an actor. I've seen better acting at my brothers middle school plays. I'm fine with anyone other ferrel

    April 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  234. bobo

    Oh look at the melanoma-bait flyover set bashing the Italian. Screw you devolved, malady-prone sissies...we'll still be here when you're worm food.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  235. gia

    James Spader hands down.he's hot,quirky,and yes definitely underated as an actor.I would love to see more of him!Throw in some Josh Blue too!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  236. don

    how bout orlando jones, larry miller, kelsy grammer or john lithgow.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • OfficeDessk

      I have been reading all of the suggestions for replacements, trying to think of the perfect one (Alec Baldwin, Stephen Colbert, etc) when you suggested the absolutely perfect replacement in your post..."Larry Miller"...watch him in "Best In Show" and the rest of that trilogy.... perfect solution you suggested 🙂

      April 23, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  237. Dale

    Dawn French (the vicar of Dibley) would be great, or Jennifer Saunders (Ab Fab), Bill Murray, or Catherine Tate.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Brad

    Danny mcbride!!! Hands down the best choice... Think eastbound and down running the show at Dundee mifflin... And bring his lil midget sidekick too!!

    April 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  239. reveille

    What happened to Paul Reubens? He'd be the reason I'd stay tuned.
    I've watched since the beginning. Great cast.
    The show was getting tired, however, and Carrell was the reason.
    His departure is the best sign for the show's rejuvenation and longevity.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Ann

    Irish humor is the best! That's what makes Jim so funny. I love the guy.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  241. bertuzzi

    charlie sheen.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  242. po

    the office sucks anyways. Watch office space the movie

    April 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  243. joe

    Moon 627. Yea that's crazy , they did listen to u! I saw ur post

    April 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  244. po

    please not ray ramano, dont even put him in finale, he is horrible

    April 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  245. sosoomi

    Gervais could handle this.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  246. NS

    Will Carrey and a Farrell make a Carrell?

    April 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  247. profplum77

    Catherine Tate would be phenominal. She is a great comedic actress and would be a perfect addition to thestaff.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  248. cousineddy

    Ray Romano!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  249. BENJI

    I would watch this show if Jim Carrey starred on it. Will Ferrel is not funny

    April 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Grant

    David Cross or Dave Chappelle! ... But of the actors listed definitely Ricky Gervais or Will Arnet.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  251. wow

    Was just gonna write that Shart... glad im not the only one that noticed..

    April 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  252. mike l.

    Charlie Sheen

    April 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Richard

    This is one of the most STUPID shows on TV. Carell has absolutely no talent. This rates right down there with The Simpsons, Family guy and all those like that.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Shart

    LOL, this is all hilarious!! And btw, Jim Carrey was on In Living Color...NOT Mad TV. 😉 Hahahahaha!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Larry

    It'd be great to have Ricky come on the show as the new boss, and then kill him off in the first episode.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  256. snake plissken

    They should hire Josh Blue, that comedian with cerebral palsy that was on Last Comic Standing. That guy is awesome. Carrey would do well, too. I never understood how Will Farrell made it as a comedian. He's not that funny.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Alex

    Catherine Tate is hilarious! I think she would be perfect for the role. If anyone has seen Doctor Who, she has spunk and great comedic timing.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  258. hunkoburn'nlove

    ohhhhh yah, James Spader

    April 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Anthony

    Will Ferrell is going to bring the office to an end....it needs to be jim carrey or my idea Steven Colbert

    April 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Falon

    Definitely JIM CARREY....He is so funny and awesome.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  261. jk

    A long way of say "desperate attempt to halt ratings tailspin."

    If you think shouting stupid things loudly is the height of comedy, you should root for Catherine Tate and watch that painful season of "Doctor Who."

    April 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Ivan in AZ

    Aww I really hoped it would be Ferrell staying on as the new office manager. Honestly I'm not sold on any of those other options except maybe Spader. Hope they choose rught or they will notice the ratings drop very quickly.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Dr. James

    Carrey's teeth are too big for any public engagement, so say nothing of television.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Bill

    Will Arnett would be the best choice, hands down. James Spader?!? Seriously?!?

    April 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  265. creed for management

    P. Diddy. Funny as hell in Get Him To The Greek! Or Creed! #TeamCreedDiddy

    April 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Jonathan

    I actually have been disappointed in Ferrels performance thus far; Carrey will be an awesome addition to the show!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  267. msfantastic

    seriously ray romano? gross!!! I would love to see a woman in charge, Portia de Rossi is amazing! I vote for her!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  268. mylastnerve

    No contest...Spader for sure!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Red Pison

    Jim Carrey was always at his best when doing comedy. When he gave it up and went psycho for being stapled as a funny man, his career tanked.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  270. duketg

    Anybody else want to see Murray from Flight of the Conchords as the new Regional Manager?

    Ok, Office meeting! Jim? Present. Dwight? Present. Murray? Present!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yup

      Oh My God YYEEESSSSS!!! Murray would be AWESOME! "do you know what they call me? they call me ginga-balls...and it's very hurtful. they say "go away ginga-balls. ginga-balls"

      April 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hoppy Ranger

      Murray! Oh man, thanks for bringing that up. That would be hilarious!

      April 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • doseph


      April 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • GingerBalls

      That is the best suggestion yet. Holy crap that would be awesome. I would poop a Cornish game hen. "that was Brett...I thought that was your nickname...nooo" Classic.

      April 23, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Murray would be awesome, great pick!

      April 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Yuki7

    Carey svcks, and hasnt been funny since MAD TV. Somewhere along the way he got the false idea that he is a good actor.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your an idiot

      Really MADTV, you need to go back and watch the early 90's cause you just FAILED

      April 23, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  272. Sal Manilla

    Ray Romano would bring in a good crowd if yer lookin for the 80 to 100 year old demographic. Just think of all the adult diaper commercials they could get? Spader can play it anyway they want and still pull it off. Anyone that thinks Jim Carrey isn't funny doesn't know comedy. He has had some bad movies but he didn't write the screen plays which no one can fix after it hits the deadlines. It is physical comedy that he does folks not cerebral . He didn't get paid 20 mill a picture because no one went to see him!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  273. tcaros

    Ray Romano is as funny as a wet fart. He sucks. I don't know why anyone thinks he's funny.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  274. ladylike

    Jim would be awesome!! But, he's too big of an actor – he would be hilarious!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  275. hates romano

    get Romano out of there, for the love of god. This could have been an awesome lineup... bleh.
    They'll probably put Romano in as Carrell's replacement since he's stupid and doesn't have anything going with his career at the moment.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhm...

      Are you kidding me? Seriously? Romano has a pretty great show on TNT that he's pretty committed to. So yeah, he DOES have something going on in his career atm.

      On a side note, since people don't read up the best, Gervais doesn't want a retread of the UK Office, so he is out as the replacement. Will Ferrell is awful to begin with. I don't know much of Spader's work. I would like to see Tate take over.

      April 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  276. tcaros

    I'm sorry to see Steve Carell leaving. Neither Carey or Ferrell can replace him.
    Carey will bring his (mellowed out) goofiness to the role. His best work was Dumb and Dumberer and then down hill after that.
    Will Ferrelll will say alot of nonsense and remind us of how bad he was in Taledega Nights.

    They're both aweful. They should put a black guy like Chris Tucker. Now that would be funny.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Nutter

    I'm with Ted. Portia de Rossi's characer from Better Off Ted was beyond awesome. She would bring the oh-so-hilarious mean that the Office has been missing the past few seasons.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  278. VIcki

    This would be HORRIBLE. Jim Carrey is an idiot and ruins every movie he is in with over-exaggerated facial controtions and stupid speech patterns. Adding Jim Carrey would wreck The Office.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luis

      Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and then get back to me with that comment again. I guarentee you won't be saying the same thing.

      April 23, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Vicki, I EXTREMELY AGREE with you. I can't stand Jim Carey, and I just don't think I could stand to watch if he was on. I really like the idea of maybe having revolving guest stars in the role. That could be kind of fun. Something for everybody?

      April 23, 2011 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  279. Ciero01

    I want to see Burt Reynolds as the new boss.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  280. nwi

    this used to be my favorite comedy, and now it is just flat out of steam. i think it is hard for comedies to make it past 5 seasons. it's been downhill since Jan left, because there has been no way to grab that uncomfortable, dark comedy that set the show apart. like Archie Bunker in All in the Family, the writers felt compelled to make Michael more sympathetic, and then the show got less interesting. the dinner party was the peak.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladylike

      NO..............not at all. There's Cheers, Mash, Three's Company, and Seinfeld.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Ted

    Portia de Rossi should be the next boss. If they can reproduce her character from Better Off Ted, then this should would be epic

    April 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  282. sundevil

    Danny mcbride would be the best. Probably more affordable too than these big names too.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  283. peter

    Will Farrell, hands down. He's made for this part.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  284. MotoChris

    Actually Spader would be excellent as a straight-laced boss in the way the black guy Charles was. Carey might dominate the show, i think Will Ferrell might be a better fit.

    Incidentally, my favorite episode ever was the Willy Wonka one, the one with the Golden Tickets. hysterical

    April 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yup

      Just saw that one! Awesome! My fave is the one where they are teaching CPR and Dwight cuts the face off of the dummy and puts it on his own! LMAO!!! Schrute for Prez! Seriously, though, I am a huge Will Ferrell fan, but am kind of leaning towards Spade as the replacement. I think the dynamic between him and Dwight would be a show in itself!!!

      April 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Dixick

    Spader gets my vote. Quirky, funny...just right!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Bucktooth

    OMG it must be Jim Carey...he's the best!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Mark C

    Creed for regional manager!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chip Douglas

      Haha. Damn, if Creed was regional manager he would last one day, he'll come in one day steal everything and leave.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kian

      all in favor say 'aye'

      April 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  288. edvhou812

    Ace Ventura: Office Manager!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Jamie

    I'd love to see Will Arnett step into the role. He was amazing in Arrested Development, and I think the character he played in that show George Oscar Bluth could be a flawless transition across sitcom medium. I'd love to see Jim Carrey take it over, but I'm sure he'd take too much of the spotlight off the other characters in the show. I do not want Will Ferrell...loved him on SNL, but just not enough substance or versatility to cover the spectrum of the show.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared

      Yes, give Will Arnett the "GOB" he would be amazing on that show, although he might be a bit too much like Andy.

      April 23, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      I've never seen Arested Development but did you ever watch 30 Rock? He's so freaking hilarious. Whenever he's on in my opinion he takes the spotlight...modestly.

      April 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Dave V

    Definitely John Lithgow would be the best replacement if they want the show to run a few more seasons. If they just want to end it after next season, perhaps either David Spade or Ted McGinley!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • garrett

      Ted McGinley! Embrace the shark.

      Actually the show that could completely pull off the mcginley switch is Community. I could totally see mcginley replacing chevy chase for an episode.

      April 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Marty

    As a fan of the British version I'd love to see Ricky Gervais reprise a role as the office manager! Long live David Brent!!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  292. madhater

    What about Luke Perry?

    April 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  293. T3chsupport

    A Jim Carrey character seems like the exact right thing to make a Ferrell character hilariously uncomfortable. I don't typically watch that show, but I'd probably watch that.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  294. SR

    I like Will Ferrell but he's probably too big of an actor. Spader sounds good tho!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Chip Douglas

    Oh man, Jim Carrey on The Office would be a dream come true. But I'm sure he has bigger projects in the works that will prevent him from being on the show long term.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  296. xanatos

    ...didn't hear Chris Rock's name mentioned as a possible replacement or must it be a white actor?

    April 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • digger32

      gimme a break....

      April 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmm....

      you are a moron. not everything is about race. and no, i'm not white.

      April 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ckd1127

      And why must it be a black actor? Grow up!

      April 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • fj

      there are no black in scranton, except for stanley and darryl

      April 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Seriously xanatos? WHy does this have to be a racial issue....and anyway...Chris Rock? You seriously think Chris Rock should be considered? ANd I am thinking from the character and show overall...Chris Rock? Get over yourself moron!

      April 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladylike

      Good comment xanantos. These other replies are so critical...............shut up you all.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • HAHA no

      I think they're looking for someone funny

      April 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      The network stipulated that it not be a black actor because they did not think they could credibly feature a black person in a respectable job, even a fictional one. However, they stated there would be plenty of openings for blacks in another series: The Prison 😉 (sarcasm!!)

      April 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • adamB

      Nancy is a racist. (sarcasm?)

      April 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • signfield

      Good Call. Chris Rock would be a great replacement.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      adamB. You need to decide whether you are being sarcastic or not. Look up the term first. It implies that you are not accurately representing your sentiments. Anyway, don't strain any neurons over this. You can get back to me when you've had some time to mull it over.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      The only plausible black replacement would be J.B. Smoove. But he's already on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the acting would be too similar.

      April 23, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Youranidiot

      Right...it's always about race...you ever think Chris Rock just isn't funny? Who wants to watch a man complain about racism for a half hour every week? Not me...

      April 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Loren

    All of the choices except Catherine Tate would be safe choices, and would be disastrous for the show. Anyone who have seen The Catherine Tate Show on BBCA would tell you that she would be perfect to take the show in whatever direction it needs to go to get beyond Steve Carrell's leaving. It is always difficult when such a pivotal cast member leaves and trying to replace that person in a similar way has always failed. I hope the producers get it, and hire Catherine Tate because then I'd have a reason to tune in every week.

    April 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Of all the names getting batted about, Catherine Tate is my favorite too! Talk about wicked funny!

      April 23, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  298. Peace

    Jim Carrey is "crazy funny"! In one of the pet detective movies I lmao when the hippo gave "birth" to him! Many other funny movies, also. Can't speak for the office, never watched it. Hope you office watchers get who/what you want !

    April 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sk8rgrownup

      Wasn't it a Rhino?

      April 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SingleResponseAccount

      Yours is the most inane post in the history of the internet. Congratulations. You win the infinite disdain of anyone reading it.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ItWasARhino

      It was a Rhino. Infinite disdain is reserved for trolls.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Lori

    I thought John Lithgow was the best choice to replace Steve Carell, untill I heard them say James Spader. He is one of the most gifted actors and completly underrated. I agree with Destonia he will not overpower the rest of the actors he is a perfect choice

    April 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Destonia

    Spader.. He is strong enough to come in and add to the show but let the other actors be part of the ensemble.. Cant see that happening with Carrey or Ramano.. And I don't think Ricky Gervais wants to be on US show long-term..

    April 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Lisa

    Catherine Tate, without a doubt! talk about shaking things up!

    April 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trudy Johnson

      I'd love to see Catherine in that role, but will she be available for taping when she is going to be starring in a play, Much Ado About Nothing, with David Tennant, in England, this June through September?

      April 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • beccaru

      Totally agree!

      April 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Man

      "The Catherine Tate Show" is fantastic. Catherine Tate is everything that Tracey Ullman was and could never be.

      However, I disagree with you. Bringing Chachi in on Happy Days to pal around with the lifelong bachelor Fonzie, shook things up a bit. Bobby Ewing's death season on "Dallas" turning out to be a dream, shook things up a bit. Catherine Tate on "The Office" would only shake things up in a Shaken Baby Syndrome sort of way and end what we know and love as, "The Office". It wouldn't work.

      Forever correct-a-mundo,

      -The Man

      April 24, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  302. poppy

    James Spader is my choice. Most of the others are just too over the top. Spader has just enough "weird" about him to make this a real success.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oprah

      Please do not put Romano on there. He's not funny at all. I can't stand him. If he gets put on, I will not watch the show.

      April 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ckd1127

      Totally agree with you. Spader hands down. He can handle being in a scene with anyone and still find a way to make it his own, without stealing anything from anyone. If he can handle William Shatner in Boston Legal, he can handle anything.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geez

      Oprah doesnt like Ray because hes white.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • brokenpinata

      As much as I love Spader, all I can see when I try to picture him is Alan Shore or his character from Secretary (Basically Alan Shore x 10). I just can't see his dark+weird humor on The Office. He's just too subtle and perverse. Maybe he can pull it off, but I think he's just too typecast to be a good fit.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • MadonnaFan

      I hate Romano.

      April 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mac

      ABSOLUTELY, James Spader has it all!!!!! He would be the perfect fit.

      April 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • yep

      Anyone who saw and was a fan of Spader on Boston Legal should be a fan of him going to The Office. He has the perfect dry comedy talents for that role and clearly can be a solid cog in an ensemble cast based on that show. If not for Shatner's performance in Boston Legal, Spader would have been the star of that show, and that is essentially what Steve Carell had become.

      May 10, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  303. Jinx

    I'm down with Carrey and Ferrell. Spader, not so much. Romano? Nooooooooooooooo!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  304. moon627

    seriously ? wow ! they took my advice ! check it out – i commented on Will Farrell's performance and said they should make Jim Carey a candidate for the job and here he is. AWESOME 🙂

    April 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • she916

      I saw your post that said that! 🙂

      April 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DTB

      tcaros: Grump grump grump. Grumpy grump grump.

      April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzy

      @tcaros Go watch 'I love you Philip Morris.' Jim Carrey is far from washed up.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcarosforPREZ

      Ozzy, you'd best go back to tending to your leaky catheter. Sharon's too while you're at it.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • JudyBoo

      Gervais or Spader are better at delivering serious character, edgey comedy, I believe. Carrey's physical comedy is brilliant but he couldn't really use it well here. Same with Ferrell.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      I love Jim Carey. He's hillarious.

      April 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCF

      Careyyyyy! By far

      April 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • read my lips

      Keep WILLY ...!

      Ferell is awesome at what was needed – a funny straight man!

      Talented Will

      April 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe in Colorado

      Well Jim Carrey is my favorite actor of all time, but Ferrell and Romano are both funny as well. Spader is cool.

      April 23, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Kommandant Karl

      Romano is so annoying. Carey or Ferrell

      April 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Dramoroso

      I saw your post too. Thats awesome!

      April 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blue

      Jim Carrey would be hilarious!

      April 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hjs

      @The Man
      Pretty sure Jim Carey got his major break in....wait for it....an ensemble sketch comedy show called In Living Color. Noth that I think Carey will stay on the show....I just want to point out that your entire premise is flawed.

      April 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ouch

      DREW Carrey. I never considered him until seeing this article thinking Drew Carrey not Jim would be on the Office, I originally thought "genius, hes perfect" but then I saw they were talking about Jim.

      April 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • trevor

      It will never happen but Conan Obrien would be amazing as his replacement!

      April 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Man

      Dear Hjs,

      A couple of quick points. "In Living Color" was about 20 years ago. JC's career has evolved just a little bit since then. I assumed we were all familiar with his history. Before "I.L.C." he was in a short lived sitcom called "The Duck Factory". It was really too short lived and too early in his career to judge his talents back then.

      One thing is for sure though. That little "wait for it" bit that you threw in there... Man, that was genius. Comedy gold my friend. I'm not sure which I like better. It's a three way tie between how clever it was, how witty it was and how original it was. It's a tough call but I must say – Well done, my man. Well done! I know when I've been jabbed. "Ouch!"

      Forever wanting to be as clever as Hjs,

      -The Man

      April 24, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Hjs

      The Man
      You are obviously more intelligent than I anticipated. I never expected you to pick up on my comedy gold.

      While you "assumed we were all familiar with his history", you also said " Jim Carrey is a "spotlight" lead actor. He's not an ensemble cast actor. He would not gel with the rest of the cast as a whole."

      These two statements are clearly in disagreement with one another. I understand that my cleverness caught you off guard and you perhaps missed your own contradiction.

      Carey is a genius "spotlight" actor and comedian. He was also a genius member of an ensemble cast. I bring up that show, because the previous one you mentioned was not a success, was not what gave him his big break, and not what he is remembered for. You can see pieces of that show in virtually all of his comedy roles. It's his more serious roles (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon) that demonstrate to me why he should not take this role. Not because he could not, which is preposterous, but that he should not. He is simply better than the role. Carell is leaving because he is better than the role. Candidates like Will Ferrel, while funny, are not better than the role. If Will Arnett gets the role, I will have no choice but to no longer watch the show, as his failed TV show is pretty much the extent of his talent already.

      April 24, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*astro

      Dave chappele would be a good choice too. That is if he came out of retirement.

      April 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |

      All of this because Steve Carroll left the show. WOW! That vindicated him how important he is to the shows relevance and now the execs are spending big money to save the show...That's huge!........THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID! Sorry:)

      April 24, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gio

      I want to see chris rock.

      April 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • louie

      JIm Carrey is a no-count, untalented actor – his routines are NOT funny. What a loser.

      April 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      It would be fun to see Zach galifinakis as Michael Scotts replacement but I can imagine how busy someone like him would be with other projects.

      April 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • FunnyGirl

      Will Ferrell is NOT funny. I repeat: NOT FUNNY.

      That is all.

      April 25, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • The Man

      I am officially unclear of what point you’re trying to get across anymore. What I think I can piece together though is that we’re kind of on the same page, however you’re fighting it for some reason. I think, I’m not positive, but I think the reason is that you’re on a quest to “out-do” me here. That’s cool and all but let it be known, you’re in a race all by yourself on this one.

      "Jim Carrey is a "spotlight" lead actor. He's not an ensemble cast actor. He would not gel with the rest of the cast as a whole." – How do these statements disagree with one another? They’re pointing out the same thing.

      Let me try to dislodge whatever it is that’s jamming up your gears. My basic point is this: Now, in 2011, Jim Carrey of “In Living Color” fame has achieved many accomplishments over his 20+ year career. In that time he has made his undeniable mark in comedy both on screen and television. Whether it was physical comedy or dramatic comedy, he has honed his comedic skills and is truly a great comedic artist. As his career evolved, he has also made a name for himself as a dramatic actor, albeit he sometimes can be lesser known for this work. Regarding his comedy work though, Jim Carrey has, in my opinion, what I would describe as an “all-eyes-on-me” style. It would also be my opinion that this larger than life persona may just be too big for something like “The Office” and it would just not be a good fit.

      Forever speaking as slowly and clearly as possible as so I am not misunderstood by some,

      -The Man

      April 25, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • The Man

      If Will Ferrell is not funny to someone by the name of "FunnyGirl", then I'm dying to know who is funny to someone named "FunnyGirl".

      Forever looking for the funny,

      -The Man

      April 25, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Jingo Jingo Ah

      @HJS & The Man
      Can there ever be an argument about what Jim Carrey can or cannot do? The only thing he can't do, in my opinion, is win an oscar. He's done everything else. Supervillains, everymen, meek, obnoxius, psychotic, and mostly endearing. I don't think he's required to prove anything. The problem might be is that he's being asked to replace a beloved character. But didn't Carell and Carrey already face off in "Bruce Almighty"? He didn't outshine Carell enough to keep Carell from becoming the star of the sequel. The sequel wasn't as succesful and, surely, replacing the most beloved aspect of the American version of "The Office" will also be unlikely to generate the same affection. I mean, regardless of how succesful and loved Ricky Gervais was, even he probably wouldn't get the same response as Carell in America.

      May 4, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |

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