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Dan Snierson
December 10, 2015 AT 05:20 PM EST

Steve Carell is about to step into the office … of James Lipton.

The former star of The Office will talk shop and look back on his impressive TV and film career on the next installment of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, EW has learned exclusively. Airing Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET, Carell’s appearance is timed to the release of The Big Short, an adaptation of the Michael Lewis book about the late-2000’s financial crisis. 

Host James Lipton will walk Carell down memory lane and through his résumé, which features such TV shows as The Daily Show and The Office (the latter of which scored him six best actor Emmy nominations, but surprisingly, no wins), along with movies including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss SunshineCrazy, Stupid, LoveFoxcatcher (for which he received an Oscar nomination), and The Big Short, in which he stars with Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Christian Bale. They also discuss Carell’s penchant for playing loser characters.

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The last installment of Inside the Actors Studio, which aired Nov. 25, spotlighted Bryan Cranston

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