James Spader is to quit his role as Robert California on the comedy TV show ‘The Office,’ it has been announced officially.
One of the best NBC comedy shows on TV right now ‘The Office’ will have to open recruitment shortly. James Spader, who joined the eighth season of the NBC comedy series finale in May and was expected to return for season nine show in a permanent basis, has decided to leave the show.
After appearing at the end of season seven of the sitcom, Spader was brought in full-time for season eight. The executive producer Paul Lieberstein said in a statement that James came to ‘The Office’ to play a character that was two scenes long in the season 7 finale. The 52-year-old actor directly brought so much life and scheme to the part that those two scenes became a season.
James always wanted this to be a one year deal, and he now leaves us having created one of the most mysterious and lively characters in television. He’s been a great pal to him and the show, helping for the huge successfully move into the post-Michael Scott years, and he’s grateful for that.
Spader debuts on “The Office” in the season 7 finale as Robert California role, who applied to fill the local manager position left by Steve Carell’s Michael Scott. In season 8 series, his role lifted the job, but soon got uphold to replace Kathy Bates’ Jo Bennett as Dunder Mifflin’s CEO.
James Spader leaving statement came out a month after it was reported that “The Office” follow-up centering on Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute is in the works.
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