'Office' producer wants Dwight to succeed Michael as boss


Rainn Wilson failed to snag an Emmy nomination for The Office this morning, but he still has reason to pop open the champagne today: The actor has emerged as the odds-on favorite to succeed the departing Steve Carell as boss.


I'd love to see Rainn Wilson in that position, says coexecutive producer/costar Mindy Kaling, who snagged a much-deserved Emmy nomination for co-writing last season's four-star Jim/Pam wedding episode. Dwight has become so nuanced - you actually care about him now. I think if [we did a good job laying the groundwork] this coming season, he would be a fantastic boss.


But that's my dream, she adds. It certainly hasn't been approved by people that are more powerful than me and who make those kinds of decisions.


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Jul 9, 2010 9:44AM EDT

I think Dwight is best suited as number two. Maybe as a replacement boss for an episode or two, but that's it.

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Jul 9, 2010 6:07PM EDT

Hell yea. Finally.

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