Ricky Gervais Wants Sitcom Poison Will Arnett To Join ‘The Office’

Wednesday, February 9 by

When it was announced that Steve Carrell was leaving”The Office,” Ricky Gervais stoked the fires of speculation by noting that his replacement wouldn’t be someone you’d expect. He’s now recommended Will Arnett for the role. Umm, that’s exactly who we would expect.

“Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in The Office. Thoughts? I think he’s amazing,” Gervais wrote on his blog.

Though Arnett is very funny, I’m hesitant to see his cocky guy character show up in Scranton. I’d be more intrigued to see someone completely unexpected but still capable of delivering the material. Somebody like Christopher Meloni, if he could ever be lured away from the sweet teat of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe my dad. He looks enough like Steve Carrell to fake it. He’s not as funny but, y’know, has his moments.

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  1. February 9, 2011 2:25 pm


    this looks like it’s a real leaked script — michael scott’s last episode of ‘the office':


  2. February 9, 2011 2:25 pm


    Haha, I love the Chris Meloni idea. I laughed thinking about that. I agree, Will Arnett is a very predictable and one dimensional character. It’d be like having Jack Black come on board. Throw Nicholas Cage in there and I’ll watch.

  3. February 9, 2011 2:25 pm


    Oh come on, like Steve Carrell’s character wasn’t one dimensional.

    Will Arnett will be fine, And he may not play Gob, so give him a chance.

    That said, Meloni would be fucking brilliant.

  4. February 9, 2011 2:25 pm


    Holy shit, you talk like this about Will Arnett and you suggest Christopher Meloni?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Talk about an actor that doesn’t fit. He was great in ‘Scrubs’, but other than that, he’s not that great.
    Who gives a shit that it’s predictable, i don’t care, and i don’t think that it’s predictable. Steve Carrel is going so the show will never be as good as it was, i tell you that. And people go against the ideas of Ricky Gervais, one of the greatest comical geniuses of this time? He’s not always right, but when it comes to ‘The Office’… I could not think of a better comedy-actor that suits this show the best. You people have a very short-sighted view of actors. Very, very bad blog.

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