James Spader Takes Over THE OFFICE

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James Spader (Boston Legal) returns to THE OFFICE this coming eighth season as a regular cast member. Spader will reprise his role of 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,” said Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular. “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.”

But of course that means the position of Manager left vacant by Michael’s (Steve Carell) departure last season, is still open. Still no word on who will land the coveted position, but Spader’s addition is bound to make things quite interesting in the office.

The Office returns this Fall on Thursday, September 22, at 9pm on NBC.

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