SPOILER ALERT: 'The Office' Gets Another New Boss!

The cast of 'The Office' The cast of 'The Office'

NBC and Dunder Mifflin have announced the new manager of the Scranton office 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 was California’s surprise choice.

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