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Stringer Bell vs. Michael Scott

Variety is reporting that Idris Elba, known best around these parts as Stringer Bell from The Wire, will appear in six episodes of The Office. He'll reportedly play a new foil to Steve Carell's Michael Scott, a no-nonsense corporate type who values business over buffoonery (sound familiar?). After a couple of less-than-breakout film roles since his tenure on The Wire ended—Prom Night, The Unborn—Elba's return to television is a welcome one. His episodes will air later this season.

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