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Ricky Gervais: Will Arnett Should Join 'The Office'

First Posted: 02/10/11 12:37 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

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Steve Carrell is leaving "The Office," but series creator Ricky Gervais has an idea to bring some new star power to the show.

Writing on his blog, Gervais talked about a recent meeting he had and the pitch he made.

"Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in 'The Office.' Thoughts? I think he's amazing," Gervais wrote.

He didn't mention whether Arnett should replace Carrell as "Office" boss, though one can imagine his famously idiotic characters -- made famous in "Arrested Development" and "Running Wilde" -- as a bumbling man in charge.

He also spoke about the travel show he's producing, "An Idiot Abroad," which stars his friend Karl Pilkington as, well, an idiot traveling abroad. Not shy to create some controversy, Gervais earlier blogged about his solution for Egypt.

"I am going to take over Egypt," he wrote. "I've always wanted a little dictatorship and I think this would be a good starting point. I wouldn't want to run it for long, Ideally I'd like something in Europe eventually, but you've got to start somewhere right?"

Somehow, that doesn't seem like the solution that Egyptians are going for. Especially after his Golden Globe performance.

For much more, click over to Ricky Gervais' website.

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