It’s hard to believe that “The Office” is getting set to have its ninth season, and producers for the show are doing everything that they can to still try and make this show exciting. Their newest move? Bringing in an actor who already has a bit of a devoted following.
In news that was first reported by TVLine, former “Greek” star Clark Duke — who also had a hilarious guest spot on “New Girl” last season playing an inappropriate assistant and Schmidt’s workplace –is going to be on board the NBC show for season 9, and he will even be a series regular. Unfortunately, we don’t really know anything about his character just yet.
If we were to guess, Duke will play a likely replacement to one of the show’s departed cast members. James Spader and Mindy Kaling are officially gone for good, Rainn Wilson is set to check out at midseason, and B.J. Novak is going to see his role reduced to the point where he is no longer a series regular. Not only does this show need some new blood, it needs to badly find a way to change up some of their existing cast members to make it exciting. Know this, though — out of the people on the show during season 1, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski are the only faces featured in the opening credits who will still be there at the end of the season.
We like Duke’s work, and we hope this move works out well for him — unfortunately, we’re not exactly brimming with confidence after moving Catherine Tate’s character from Florida (where we actually loved her) up to Scranton turned out being an indescribable disaster. We’re not quite sure if anything can restore the show to its former greatness, but at least the producers are giving it their best shot.
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