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Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett Book 'The Office' Season Finale and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 22nd 2011 11:15AM
Ricky Gervais, Will ArnettRicky Gervais and Will Arnett are guest starring on the season 7 finale of 'The Office.' Take a moment and soak that in.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the episode is still being written so the roles are still taking shape.

Earlier this season Gervais reprised his role of David Brent from the UK version of 'The Office' and made a brief cameo opposite Steve Carell's Michael Scott. EW's source warned that viewers shouldn't assume Gervais or Arnett will play the new boss of Dunder Mifflin.

In other casting news ...

Danny Bonaduce, Shannen Doherty and Barry Williams will star in new Syfy TV movies. Williams and Bonaduce will hunt Bigfoot and Doherty will star in 'Gretl' as the long lost sister of Hansel. Syfy is also prepping flicks about zombies and leprechauns. [TV Guide]

Natasha Henstridge is heading to The CW's 'Secret Circle.' In the pilot, Henstridge will play the vice principal of New Salem High School, somebody who is familiar with the witch coven. [TVLine]

Elizabeth Perkins will star opposite Michael Chiklis in CBS's 'Vince Uncensored.' The former 'Weeds' star will play Janet, a teacher and wife to Chiklis' Vince. The pilot follows Vince as he starts changing the way he lives his life after a medical problem. [Deadline]

Cherry Jones, Michaela McManus and Laura Allen have joined the cast of NBC's 'REM.' Jones will play Dr. Stephanie Evans, a shrink in one of the realities the main character switches between. Allen will play Hannah, the wife to Jason Isaacs' main character. Allen's character is alive in one reality, but dead in the other. McManus will play a tennis coach. [TVLine/Deadline]

Judd Hirsch has joined the cast of 'Damages.' The 'Taxi' alumnus will play a former mentor of Patty Hewes. [EW]

Jonathan Cake will play Marcia Cross's romantic interest on the next season of 'Desperate Housewives.' Cake's character will recur this season before joining the cast as a regular next season. Cake will play Aaron, a detective who catches Bree's eye on Wisteria Lane. [Deadline]

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