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Is Portia de Rossi Taking Over For Steve Carrell On The Office??

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Very curious indeed!

There's been quite a bit of speculation over who will be taking over Steve Carrell's much-coveted role on The Office - names being thrown around include Ricky Gervais, Danny McBride, and Rhys Darby.

Sources close to production confirm that McBride will be on the upcoming season, but not as Carell's successor - that spot is being given to an Arrested Development alum!

Inneresting! While many of the cast is involved in other projects, the only one who doesn't appear to be attached to anything (except for the Arrested flick) is the lovely Miz Portia de Rossi!

AMAZING! We think she would make an INSPIRED choice! Would totally change up the dynamic of the show, which we think it needs!

What do U think?? How would Portia do on The Office??

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40 comments to “Is Portia de Rossi Taking Over For Steve Carrell On The Office??”

  1. 1

    she was awesome as the boss in better off ted so i say great choice

  2. 2

    Perez, didn't you say she legally changed her name to Degeneres?

  3. 3

    she is not aging welll at all. looking rough portia.

  4. 4

    That would be awesome! I love her!

  5. 5

    Re: kitkate89 – she only filed the petition for it so far

  6. 6

    if anyone has ever seen BETTER OFF TED where she plays a boss, knows this is an absolutely BRILLIANT IDEA!

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  8. 8

    it would be soooo awesome if portia took over for steve…im going to be really sad to see steve go, but i think she might be the one person who could do a good job in his place…the office is one of my favorite shows and i hope its on for more seasons to come!

  9. 9

    THis post sounds like complete speculation…

  10. 10

    She was so great on Ally McBeal and Arrested Development. I didn't care for that "Better Off Ted" show but it was because of the writing really. I'd watch. I'd rather have Ricky Gervais or Danny McBride though.

  11. 11

    I think anyone from AD would be a great choice. Could you see Buster as head of that office?

  12. 12

    OMGAWD I would die. I would be happy with Tobias, Will Arnett or her! They're all amazing….. AHHH this must happen!

  13. 13

    Re: BEEK11 – I completely agree with you.. She was amazing in Better off Ted. I don't watch the Office but if she's on board then I'll be tuning in.

  14. 14

    HOLY CRAP SHOOT!!!! If she were, that would be fucking brilliantly AWESOME!!!!!

  15. 15

    I think she would give The Office the boost of comedy it needs! She's amazing and totally underrated. We love her!

  16. YUCK says – reply to this


    she is ageing terribly. ellen the dike is starting to look better than her.

  17. 17

    Yep, I'd watch it.

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  19. 19

    I would love it, but I wish she would just talk with her Australian accent…

  20. 20

    Man why can't i see the other comments? anyway.

    I think Portia would be great! i am a big office fans have all the DVD's but missed all last season, and am netflixing it before the season starts!

    i have so many questions about Portia being the head of the Office.

    would her character:
    be gay or str8?
    what accent can she do? australian? british? american? californian?
    will she be serious and put them through hell? or crazy funny and sweet?
    Who will be her best 'Ally' in the office OMG!

  21. 21

    Re: Norman Bates – Oh shit! that is so funny.

  22. 22

    She is indeed underrated, one of my favorite actresses!.

  23. 23

    It doesn't matter who they choose. Once Carrell leaves the show is over. In fact, a lot of fans have said the show needs to end anyway as it seems to have run its course. The only reason to attempt to continue it is so the producers and the network can wrench the last drops of profit from it.

  24. 24

    oh, I love her…all wouldnt be lost if she took over.

  25. 25

    I love Portia Degeneres. She would be f'ing awesome on that show and I MIGHT actually start to watch if she becomes the main star.

  26. 26

    Gah! Does that mean Better Off Ted is definitely cancelled? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    But yes, get her on in that case.
    ANd Will Arnett would be inspired.

  27. 27

    God… she used to be so hot. What the hell happened?

  28. 28

    The best choice yet.

  29. 29

    She would be great, she was so good as the boss on Better Off Ted. That was show that I really hated to see go

  30. 30

    Hey she changed her name to DeGeneres. I will always remember her from Ally McBeal. She should be good.

  31. 31

    She was so good as the boss on Better Off Ted, she would be great to take over this. I really miss Better Off Ted, she was funny, the show was great.

  32. 32

    whoa bad pic or shes not looking so well

  33. 33

    She was stunning as the sexy ice-queen bitch of a boss in "Better off Ted". I'd rather see her in that (are they producing new episodes?) than in the moribund "The Office"

  34. 34

    great idea!!!!

  35. 35


    just sayin'.

  36. 36

    Rhys Darby would be a WAY better choice than her. A female boss wouldn't jive well at all on The Office.

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  38. 38

    err Ricky is good mates with Jason Bateman, he has already hired him before.
    Thats my bet.

  39. pj88 says – reply to this


    Amazing choice! She was brilliant on Better off Ted and ripped off from not get and Emmy nomination this year. She'd be great in any comedy on tv. Make this happen NBC

  40. auds says – reply to this


    OH HELL NO!! She RUINED Better Off Ted and she's a TERRIBLE actress!! NO NO NO!!