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Portia de Rossi Could Replace Steve Carell on The Office

Who will succeed Michael Scott on The Office? Now that Steve Carell has grown too big for the shoes of the bumbling Dunder Mifflin branch manager on the NBC hit comedy series, many are wondering who his replacement will be. Entertainment Weekly first reported that Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride or Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby were the leading contenders. But entertainment blog Warming Glow claims that although McBride will appear in the upcoming seventh season of The Office, Carell’s replacement “has already been chosen” and is “an Arrested Development veteran.” Since many of the Arrested Development cast, including Jason Bateman and Michael Cera, are too busy with other commitments, the New York Post has deduced that it could be Jeffrey Tambor (George Bluth Sr.), Tony Hale (Buster Bluth), or none other than Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi (Lindsay Bluth). Does the newly named Portia Lee James DeGeneres have the chops to head up the paper sales company?