Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch is about to lose its fearless leader, and the men who would replace Michael Scott are lining up in droves.
Steve Carell's departure from "The Office" is just a few weeks away, and while we wait to see if he's replaced by a pre-existing colleague or a newcomer, we can at least add a couple of new names to the speculation pile: according to Entertainment Weekly, original "Office" star Ricky Gervais and "Arrested Development" favorite Will Arnett are coming to Scranton.
Gervais and Arnett are slated to appear in the one-hour season finale this May, arriving a few weeks after Carell makes his exit. There's no word on whether or not Gervais and Arnett might cross over with the previously announced Will Ferrell, but a blogger can certainly dream.
So, are we looking at Gervais and Arnett as the top candidates to replace Carell? Not necessarily. Sources tell EW that neither actor is a sure-thing for the future of "The Office," and beyond that, there are even more unannounced guest actors joining in on the season finale. Sounds like it could be a real bloodbath of celebrity cameos vying for that cushy "Office" job, but it's anybody's guest as to who will win.
Still, we've got a list of three front-runners to replace the outgoing Michael Scott. Between Ferrell, Arnett and Gervais, who gets your vote to join "The Office" staff full-time? Let us know in our poll below, and make sure to explain your decision in the comments section and on Twitter!