New Manager Named as ‘The Office’ Premieres

NBC and Dunder Mifflin have announced the new manager of theScrantonoffice of the make-believe paper company portrayed in “The Office.” It’s dim-witted salesman Andy Bernard, played by cast member Ed Helms.

The reveal was made on Thursday’s season premiere of the NBC comedy, completing a transition process that began with last season’s departure by long-time series star Steve Carell.

In July, NBC announced it had signed James Spader as a full-time cast member. He reprises his guest role as manipulative Robert California, who over the summer was hired as the office’s new regional manager. But quickly on the eighth-season premiere, he wangled a promotion to CEO of Sabre, the parent corporation of Dunder Mifflin.

This left the manager’s position vacant again. Andy Bernard wasCalifornia’s surprise choice.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: