LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ed Helms of the "Daily Show" will join the cast of NBC's "The Office" this fall, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Helms, one of three new cast members for the fall season, will play a recurring part opposite former "Daily" correspondent Steve Carell.
"We are Ed Helms groupies here at the studio," Angela Bromstad, president of "Office" producer NBC Universal TV, tells the Reporter. "We see Ed as the perfect fit for the role (executive producer) Greg Daniels has created in 'The Office.'"
Helms will play an employee of the Scranton branch, Pa., of Dunder Mifflin run by Michael Scott (Carell).
Also joining "The Office" for recurring roles are Rashida Jones and Chip Esten.
Esten's credentials include "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and "Party of Five."
Jones, the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones, has previously been seen on "Boston Public," TNT's "Wanted" and the feature film "Little Black Book."