"The Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels stopped by "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS) Thursday night.

Craig Ferguson asked Daniels if the sequel to "Dumb & Dumber" really is dead in the water.

Director Peter Farrelly announced back in April that both Daniels and Jim Carrey would return for the sequel, but this week Carrey confirmed to ET Online that he's quit the project.

"Now it’s not happening?" asked Ferguson. "Yeah, well, it’s um ... Jim’s upset," said Daniels. "He’s got a pretty good reason to be, so my hope is that it will.”

Catch Jeff Daniels in action on "The Newsroom," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. "The Late Late Show" airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS.

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