Jon Favreau will direct a Season 9 episode of <strong><em>The Office</em></strong>
Iron Man director Jon Favreau has signed on to direct a Season 9 episode of the NBC comedy series The Office later this year. It will be one of the last episodes of this hit series, as the show comes to its end this spring.

The filmmaker is still ironing out his schedule, so it isn't clear which episode he will direct. While best known for directing big-screen blockbusters such as Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Jon Favreau has also directed an episode of the short-lived Fox series Undeclared, and the pilot episode of NBC's current hit Revolution. He also directed an episode of the ABC late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2011.

The Office returns from its holiday hiatus next week with "Lice", airing Thursday, January 10 at 9 PM ET on NBC. The series finale will air sometime in May, although the network has not issued a specific premiere date at this time.