'The Office' hires Roseanne Barr for a guest role

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roseanne-barr-the-office-gi.jpgA big sitcom star will visit "The Office" before it closes up shop at the end of this season.

Roseanne Barr will guest on an upcoming episode, playing a talent agent named Carla Fern, the AP reports. She's scheduled to film her scenes Wednesday (Jan. 30).

And who would need a talent agent on "The Office"? One Andy Bernard ( Ed Helms), who apparently rekindles his dreams of stardom after returning from his boat trip.

Barr's "Office" appearance will be her first appearance on a scripted comedy since she guested on "My Name Is Earl" in 2006. She starred in and co-created an NBC pilot called "Downwardly Mobile" last year, but it wasn't picked up.
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