The Office Scoop: James Spader's the CEO, But Who's the Boss?

With Michael Scott out of The Office's paper company, Season 8 will see two new men take charge of Dunder Mifflin.

When the NBC comedy returns, we'll learn that James Spader's eccentric Robert California has quickly moved up the ranks of Dunder Mifflin — now he's CEO. But don't expect the series to lose its awkward and endearing charm. "Spader has so much of a similar energy to Steve Carell," co-executive producer Mindy Kaling tells "Everything he says is funny."

California will bring out both the best, and worst, in the Dunder Mifflinites simply by being the big man on a small campus. "He always feels like the alpha male in the room, which is really exciting, especially because everyone on our show is funny with an alpha male," co-executive producer B.J. Novak says. "He's extremely intelligent, almost too intelligent. He's an intellectual, and we've never had an intellectual in the Scranton office before so it's very funny to hear him talk to people." Read More...


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