Steve Carell is leaving NBC’s ‘The Office’ after this season… honestly I am stoked about this! Carell’s Michael Scott has worn out his welcome at Dunder Mifflin and on my DVR. The lack of character growth is as much an indictment on the writing staff as Carell himself. Michael Scott went from the lovable, lonely and endlessly clueless Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin Scranton to an annoying, crass and all around self-centered loud mouth. Part of the issue with Michael Scott… Steve Carell is completely overexposed. He should focus on movies and leave ‘The Office’ behind, and get away from the utterly unaware goofball roles.
So who should replace Michael Scott as the head of the Sabre/Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch? It should be someone the complete opposite of Michael Scott. It should be someone everyone on ‘The Office’ can respect. It should NOT be a hard ass task master, that would just be ridiculous.
Since the shelf life of the office without Carell is probably limited to one season, here are some cool replacement options for Steve Carell/Michael Scott (in no particular order):
- Craig Robinson
- Ricky Gervais
- Jason Bateman
- Joan Cusack
- Matt Dillon
- Edward Norton
- Mary Lynn Rajskub
- Craig Bierko
Who do you think should be the heir apparent to Steve Carell and the thrown to the Scranton Branch?