Josh Groban and Ed Helms long lost brothers?

Aug 18, 2011 at 7:37 p.m. ET

The Office is really heating up in the casting department. Josh Groban is slated to play the brother of Andy Bernard (Ed Helms).

Fresh off of the news that Stephen Collins is heading to The Office to play Andy Bernard's (Ed Helms) dad, we have new news that Josh Groban will be playing his brother.

On Thursday, Josh Groban was all kinds of excited on his Twitter account, tweeting,"The cast and crew of The Office are the coolest ever. #allimgonnasay."

Now, Access Hollywood is confirming Josh Groban will play Walter Bernard Jr. Nope, you didn't read that wrong, Josh Groban will play Andy Bernard's (Ed Helms) brother.

Former 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins will play Andy's dad, Walter, while Dee Wallace plays his mom, Cindy.

Stephen Collins recently tweeted, "Doing The Office this week." The star added, "Ridiculously fun & talented group, including @Rainnwilson who I worked w/in his 1st job in '89 in the Park."

We'll keep you posted on the air date for the Bernard family episode, but in the mean time, check out The Office's season premiere on September 22.

We also recently revealed that Jenna Fischer's character Pam will be pregnant when the season begins, so you don't want to miss it.

Do you think The Office will survive without Steve Carell? Will James Spader fill the void?

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