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Danny McBride and Rhys Darby Heading to 'The Office'?

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 10th 2010 4:40PM
danny mcbride rhys darby Get ready, because the 'Who Should Replace Steve Carell on 'The Office'' debate is heating up with the first two possible outside candidates entering the mix.

According to The Ausiello Files, NBC has reached out to Danny McBride ('Eastbound & Down') and Rhys Darby ('Flight of the Conchords') about possibly joining the cast this season.

Showrunner Paul Lieberstein has yet to confirm whether McBride or Darby could end up replacing Carell's Michael Scott after he leaves next year. All he'll say is that the writers are "having discussions" about bringing in a new salesman to shake things up in Scranton.

"We haven't settled exactly who will take over," Lieberstein said.

McBride, who stole scenes from the stars with supporting roles in movies like 'Pineapple Express,' 'Tropic Thunder' and 'Up in the Air,' is currently busy working on the second season of HBO's 'Eastbound & Down,' which premieres in September. Darby, who played the Conchords' clueless manager Murray, has a few films in the can, but he has yet to land a regular TV gig since 'FOTC' ended last year.

Is one of these rising comedy stars right for the job or should
Dwight Schrute take over Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch?

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Jon Z. Gregory

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August 16 2010 at 3:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jonathan C

i really hope its rhys darby. danny mcbride is funny too, BUT he would really have to change to fit into the office. it really seems like rhys can just jump in and do it.

August 11 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

Either one would be a great choice but ever since Flight of the Conchords ended I've been missing my dose Of Rhys Darby so he would be my choice maybe his character would be from New Zealand

August 10 2010 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew Murray

Rhys Darby would be an obvious choice, that bloke is funny as hell

August 10 2010 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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