Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Thanks For A Great Seven-Year Run, The Office

Was your Spader-sense tingling? Perhaps that's because NBC just announced that James Spader will be the one replacing Steve Carell on The Office. Sigh.

NBC officially announced Wednesday that James Spader is the man who will fill void of the "world’s best boss" on “The Office.”

Spader (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) joins the cast of the NBC comedy, reprising his role as new CEO Robert California of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin.

"James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular, said in a statement. "He'll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and ‘The Office’ has no tools for dealing with this guy. We're thrilled he's joining our cast."

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Too bad.

photo: Carin Baer / ABC

6 comments:

Jon Weisman said...

Spader is replacing Kathy Bates, not Carell.

Mr. Customer said...

I am the last person in America never to have seen an episode of "The Office". UK or US.

Josh S. said...

I had no idea Sax was a Spader-hater.

Spank said...

You are not alone,Mr.C. Me neither.

Steve Sax said...

@Jon W: Gosh, thanks!

And thank you for the kind warning last night!

DelinO said...

Press release: DelinO's official comment on this will be up soon.