James Spader takes over as new 'Office' boss

In July, NBC announced it had signed James Spader as a full-time cast member. He reprises his guest role as manipulative Robert California.

  • close
    James Spader is seen at the opening night party for his play 'RACE,' in 2009.
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

NBC and Dunder Mifflin have announced the new manager of the Scranton office of the make-believe paper company portrayed in "The Office." It's dim-witted salesman Andy Bernard, played by cast member Ed Helms.

The reveal was made on Thursday's season premiere of the NBC comedy, completing a transition process that began with last season's departure by long-time series star Steve Carell.

In July, NBC announced it had signed James Spader as a full-time cast member. He reprises his guest role as manipulative Robert California, who over the summer was hired as the office's new regional manager. But quickly on the eighth-season premiere, he wangled a promotion to CEO of Sabre, the parent corporation of Dunder Mifflin.

This left the manager's position vacant again. Andy Bernard was California's surprise choice.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK