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James Spader made a creepy and hilarious cameo on the season finale of The Office when he came in for an interview. I just can’t wait for The Office to come back and see what they come up with…
AccordingÂ t to EW,
The Office may have found a new boss: James Spader is negotiating with NBC to join the hit comedy next fall â€” but not merely as the manager of the Scranton branch.
Producers have a different role in mind for Spader: CEO of Dunder Mifflin, replacing Kathy Bates, who sources say will exit the show to focus on season 2 of Harryâ€™s Law. â€œIn the finale, he kicked ass,â€ says a source close to the show. â€œHe was so funny and had this weird energy. We didnâ€™t want to pass it up.â€
Whereas Bates functioned more like a guest star in the series, however, Spader would have a significant weekly presence on the show. The actorâ€™s deal is not done and no scripts have been written for the upcoming eighth season, which goes into production in about a month.
Yet if all goes according to plan, Spaderâ€™s character â€” named â€œRobert Californiaâ€ â€” will be introduced in the premiere as the new Office manager. He quickly decides the role is too small for him, and somehow talks corporate into appointing him as its new CEO.
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