For those still worried about 'The Office' season 9, what with its ever-diminishing array of stars following the departure of James Spader, show-runner Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, and eventually the reduced presence of both B.J. Novak and Rainn Wilson, there's good news! In addition to a finalized deal for Clark Duke to join the series, 'The Office' season 9 has just picked up yet another fresh-faced regular in actor Jake Lacy. But, who will the former 'Better With You' star play?
Rest easy, fans of NBC's 'The Office.' As the show moves into a ninth season with a seemingly ever-changing roster, some new and some returned, one dark spot it seemed was that the perpetually vain Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) would depart, given the actress' new FOX show. Commands to abandon ship are premature however, as Kaling isn't gone just yet! But, with a full schedule on another network, just how long can Mindy Kaling stop by 'The Office' this year?
We all know that 'The Office' is going to look pretty different next year, what with Mindy Kaling and James Spader departing, Paul Lieberstein stepping down as show-runner, Ed Helms, John Krasinski and B.J. Novak all taking on reduced roles, and Dwight potentially spinning off, but who's going to actually join the ensemble? We also knew that Catherine Tate would join 'The Office' season 9 as a new series regular, but the latest reported to join Dunder-Mifflin is a pretty 'Kick-Ass' former 'Greek' star.
Who'd have thought that a scant 7 years after 'The Office' debuted on out TVs that everything could look so different? Not only has there been a tidal wave of departures after the show's first post-Steve Carell outing, but soon Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) himself may take off for greener pastures...literally.
We've heard a bit about NBC's plans to spin-off Rainn Wilson into his own series, but how would you like to know who'll be joining him on 'The Farm?'
'The Office' is indeed undergoing a period of great change, if not the last throes before death. Not only has writer and star Mindy Kaling exited for 'The Mindy Project,' James Spader departed after a single season, show-runner Paul Lieberstein stepped down, and John Krasinski and Ed Helms taken somewhat reduced schedules for the upcoming ninth season, but now writing and character staple B.J. Novak will take a smaller role as well.
Is it us or does Ed Helms almost seem like he doesn't want to return to 'The Office'? The actor is trying to cram two films into his schedule before the show's ninth season begins.
Look out, Dunder-Mifflin! Mindy Kaling might have picked up her own show on FOX, James Spader may have left behind his role as Robert California, and Dwight Schrute might eventually resign for 'The Farm,' but 'The Office' has officially cast a new series regular for the now-confirmed ninth season of the hit workplace comedy. So, why does the new recruit look so familiar?
With 'The Office' guaranteed for a ninth season, the major cast (minus Mindy Kaling) locked down, and most of the Upfront week surprises over, a ninth season for the long-running NBC comedy seems by this point completely in order. Still, with Paul Lieberstein confirmed to step down as show-runner, what big talent just got an invitation to join, and what's still left to fill?
Though most of the initial concerns have subsided, 'The Office's main stars in place for next season and a guaranteed 22-episode renewal, a few questions still remain over the fate of the long-running NBC comedy. With Mindy Kaling confirmed to exit for her new FOX sitcom 'The Mindy Project,' and 'The Office' still in need of a show-runner after Paul Lieberstein stepped down, who might step in for the job, and what past experience could he have?