Brit Comic Catherine Tate Top Choice To Replace Steve Carell On ‘The Office’

Wednesday, May 18 by
 

British comedienne Catherine Tate (“Doctor Who“) is the frontrunner to replace Steve Carell’s Michael Scott next season on”The Office,” according to THR. While those close to the show didn’t say exactly what qualities drew them to Tate, there were concerns about her ability to meet the program’s schedule given her theater commitments. Currently starring in a performance of Much Ado About Nothing in London, she will appear on tomorrow’s season finale alongside Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell, though her fate beyond that in unknown.

Judging by this news, it would really seem that the powers that be have no idea who will be filling in the top spot, so don’t expect any revelations before next season. Will Arnett is out of the running because his pilot got picked up at NBC, James Spader is being considered, but probably a long shot given the warm qualities the show has adopted recently. James Spader is not “warm.” Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, and Rainn Wilson are also supposedly in contention, but I would count on them being more in the mix for the entertainment value on the show.

So bet on Tate, despite the fact that no one outside of “Doctor Who” message boards knows who she is.

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COMMENTS

  1. May 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    Rev. Rob

     I think Michael was the only thing saving the show. It doesn’t matter who replaces him, it can be as good as it used to be if they make it about Jim and Pam again. 

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  2. May 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    tb

    Uh…I’m American, never watched an episode of “Doctor Who” and am a BIG fan of Catherine Tate. Look up “Lauren French exam” (from the awesome “Catherine Tate Show”) on youtube and you’ll see why. If she replaces Steve on “The Office” I might actually begin to watch the when it airs instead of on Hulu.


  3. May 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    tb

    Uh…I’m American, never watched an episode of “Doctor Who” and am a BIG fan of Catherine Tate. Look up “Lauren French exam” (from the awesome “Catherine Tate Show”) on youtube and you’ll see why. If she replaces Steve on “The Office” I might actually begin to watch the when it airs instead of on Hulu.


  4. May 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    escem59

    Charlie Sheen whould be an awesome replacement for Steve Carell’s Micheal.NOT!!!But then again If Ashton “Mr.Moore” is going into Chucks old show,why not? 


  5. May 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    Textumbleweed

    Unfortunately, you are right that most of America doesn’t know who Catherine Tate and well it’s their loss. I know who she is aside from Doctor Who and she is brilliant!! I would start watching The Office if she’s going to be on it.