'The Office': Ed Helms on Andy's new role and where that leaves him and Erin


"The Office" executive producer Paul Lieberstein likens Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) being the new branch manager at Dunder Mifflin Scranton to a potentially great quarterback in football who knows next to nothing about the rules of the game."There's an arm there ... it's just, you've got to figure it out," Lieberstein says. "He didn't start with competency. And probably for the first game or two, he's a little distracted by the cheerleaders."Helms hopes that Andy's on-the-job learning curve, and the fact that there's an intimidating new boss -- James Spader's Robert California -- above him make for good comedy this season."Andy's leadership is a little bit of an open question, and that's what I'm really excited to flesh out," Helms said Tuesday (Sept. 27) on a conference call with reports. "And it was really fun in that opening episode to kind of see a little bit of that backbone and see a little bit of...



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