He joins Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett and other high-profile names set to appear in the hourlong episode of NBC’s comedy series.
NBC will air an extended version of The Office for Steve Carell’s final episode April 28. Carell’s farewell, which will feature Will Ferrell continuing his guest arc, will air from 9-9:50 p.m. Parks and Recreation will follow with a supersized episode as well, airing from 9:50-10:30 p.m.
It looks like some of that Irish luck is rubbing off on the residents of Greendale and /Pawnee today: NBC has renewed Community and Parks and Recreation for a third and fourth season respectively. In less surprising news, the Peacock has also picked up The Office for an eighth season — its first without Steve Carell.
Just when you thought you’d heard everything about The Office‘s farewell storyline for Steve Carell (and thus Michael Scott), this bit of news comes bounding in: Carell’s final appearance on the beloved NBC comedy will air well before this season itself ends.