Well, he came and now he’s going…James Spader is leaving The Office. Apparently he only signed on for a year, and he’s decided to stick with it. Paul Lieberstein, executive producer of The Office told Variety, “James always wanted this to be a one-year arc, and he now leaves us having created one of the most enigmatic and dynamic characters in television. He’s been a great friend to me and the show, helping us successfully transition into the post-Michael Scott years, and I’m grateful for that.”
James was brought in to replace Kathy Bates’ character, but really to fill the void of Steve Carell being gone. But now that he’s leaving does that mean that The Office will to come to an end? I hate to say this, but I hope it does. James was only okay the first two episodes, but I lost interest after that. Unless they bring back Michael Scott, I don’t want any. However, the good news is that Dwight is allegedly getting a spinoff (if the pilot gets greenlit), so maybe The Office legacy will continue through him…Word is that the Dwight pilot will air as a regular Office episode this season…let’s hope it’s good for his sake.