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John Orquiola

Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
As I feared, we indeed are learning who will be the new manager of Dunder Mifflin (sort of) via the media and not in the context of the show itself. However, I'm rather pleased by this development.

I will not give a name or spoil, but this is good news that excites me for the new season. The link below if you wanna know:

For this, I finally learned how to link a URL this way (

    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Too bad if you mouse-over the link, the URL pops up in the bottom corner and makes it clear what is is, since EW used an obvious URL.

And here I was so proud my meager HTML skills have slowly become less meager.

(edited by John Orquiola on 24.6.11 1215)

(edited by CRZ on 24.6.11 1437)

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Lap cheong

Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.63
I wasn't crazy about the character, but the way it was described sounds like a decent idea.

I suspect The Office will finally fizzle out either this upcoming season or the next one anyway. A huge number of people I know thought the episode with Michael leaving was the series finale anyway.

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Packman V2

Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

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#3 Posted on
At the risk of not spoiling it as well...this is fantastic news. I think the right hire to breathe new life into the show.

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Mr. Boffo

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.60
Too bad if you mouse-over the link, the URL pops up in the bottom corner and makes it clear what is is, since EW used an obvious URL. I'm not complaining, I think anyone who comes into this thread deserves to have it spoiled. Only way to get around that would have been to tinyurl it to obfuscate it or something.

Since: 19.8.05
From: My Old Kentucky Home

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
If I can’t have Gervais, I would settle for this.

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
Spader totally blew me away in the finale.

{Just in case - Ed.}

(edited by CRZ on 24.6.11 1435)

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Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.33
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    I think anyone who comes into this thread deserves to have it spoiled.

I would agree, especially since the word SPOILER is in the thread title in bold. That said...

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read

I like the choice, but am hesitant. Spader knocked it out of the park in the finale, but as I said in the finale thread, I don't know if that's a character that can sustain over a long period of time. However, I am excited about reading that Spader's character talks his way from office manager to CEO. That's brilliant and works for that character.

Since: 10.12.01
From: #yqr

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97
AV Club says things may not be what they seem.

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We hope you enjoyed the interlude between Office casting rumors, because your vacation is over: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that James Spader is currently in talks to join the series after his strong showing in the season finale—but frustratingly, it’s not as simple as merely usurping Steve Carell’s old position. As was slyly hinted at during Spader’s interview scene, his supremely confident former industrial magnate is exceedingly overqualified for the task of running a mere middling branch.

Instead, Spader is expected to be introduced in the fall as the new manager, only to immediately leverage his way into becoming the new CEO of Sabre by ousting Kathy Bates, who plans to exit the show anyway in order to focus on dispensing more eye-rolling justice over on Harry’s Law. That means the manager’s chair would be, yes, still open, leaving room for even more drawn-out casting speculation. British comedienne Catherine Tate was an early favorite, until her theater schedule potentially got in the way. Expect to hear a definite decision on her participation soon—or don’t, probably, as the guessing game over which guest star will join The Office is now entering its first year of being a new national pastime.

Big Brother

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.85
Keep in mind: The story quoted says this hasn't actually HAPPENED yet. But talks must be far enough along that they feel sure it's gonna.

EDIT: I wish I'd posted this 90 minutes ago when I'd started it!

(edited by CRZ on 24.6.11 1535)


Since: 2.1.02
From: The Derby City

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
It was weird because I was finally watching the season finale yesterday and thought (Spoiler) interacted with the cast quite well. I was actually bummed that (spoiler) was just some "stunt casting" for the finale, and then happened to see the speculation like minutes after having finished watching the episode (some weird/lucky timing on my part). It'll be interesting to see what comes from it, if it indeed does happen.

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John Orquiola

Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.29
It's a done deal, the deal with that person whose name won't be mentioned (

{ Yeah, it's STILL in the URL you chose - changed it for any errant hoverers - Ed. }

(edited by CRZ on 6.7.11 1352)


Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.11
Seems like the best case scenario to me. They get a name to replace Steve Carell, who was great and intriguing in his bit, but they don't make him the manager so they can explore that with the regular cast and the show doesn't just become about a new overbearing personality at the center of the office. And no more Kathy Bates is a plus.

Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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#12 Posted on
Spader is replacing Kathy Bates as the CEO of Sabre. Most likely his character will be along the lines of a David Wallace. Michael's replacement has not been named yet.

Life is hilariously cruel.


Since: 23.6.10
From: Auburn, AL

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
I avoided this thread, but asshole Yahoo put it on their front page today.

This will be interesting.
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