It looks like "The Office" will be making a successful transition of leadership with Will Ferrell as the new head honcho.

Ferrell, a long-time friend and co-star of Steve Carell -- the two featured together in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' -- will join the workplace comedy.

Carell's Emmy-winning time on 'The Office' is winding down, and the show has been waiting to reveal his replacement at Dunder Mifflin. Ferrell will play a branch manager that comes in as Carell's Michael Scott begins leaving, and will take over for at least one episode.

Ferrell's addition was announced in a promo for the show's next episode.

Carell's Michael Scott laid the groundwork for his exit, proposing to girlfriend/co-worker Holly and announcing that they were moving to Colorado. Carell's last episode will air on April 28th.