LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC's "The Office" is adding some new drones.


Ed Helms, a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," and Charles "Chip" Esten, formerly of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," have joined the cast of NBC's quirky comedy.

Additionally, former "Boston Public" co-star Rashida Jones has landed a potential recurring role.

Helms and Jones will play employees at the Scranton, Pa., regional office of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company where the series is set.

Esten will play Josh Porter, the regional manager at another branch of Dunder Mifflin. He originated the character in the " Valentine's Day" episode this past season.

The stint on "The Office" reunites Helms with series star Steve Carell. Helms, who has been at "The Daily Show" since 2002, worked alongside fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Carell for three years before Carell left the hit Comedy Central series in 2005 to do "The Office." Helms also will appear in Carell's next feature, "Evan Almighty."

Jones, whose recent credits include the TNT drama series "Wanted," also appeared in the feature "Little Black Book."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter