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Explore the promotional features of The Office’s season 8 finale, Free Family Portrait below. The finale will air @ 9;00pm eastern standard time on NBC[USA] and Global[ Canada]
In the Season 8 finale, Dwight offers free family portraits for the staffers. Elsewhere, a pilfered diaper results in a high-speed car chase; Andy poses as a janitor and stages a covert coup; and Robert considers taking on a new business endeavor.[TV Guide]
What will be the quality of the free family portraits from Dwight and how pleased will the staff members be with them? Why is Dwight pursuing such an initiative?What will Robert’s new business endeavour be and will this be the technique used to write the character out, given James Spader’s departure from the series. What are the elements involved in Andy’s coup and how does he intend on using his disguise to regain his post as regional manager at the Scranton branch? How does Nellie play into this?
This is the season 8 finale of The Office.
There is no word on the show’s fate though talks have begun about the possibility of a reboot version with NBC. Details on this version as well as potential and definite casting changes have been reported on the blog @http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/04/23/11291/
Additional Questions Related To Season 8 of The Office
Will Angela discover her husband’s homosexuality? How will she respond? Has Oscar become involved with the senator? Will Dwight make his move to prove that he is the father of Angela’s child?
What has become of Darryl [ Craig Robinson]and Val’s working relationship and what is their current position on pursuing romance?
Share your thoughts on these questions as well as any other questions which you would like to see answered in the comments section!
The List[ Season 8 Episode 1]:
THE NEW REGIONAL MANAGER OF DUNDER MIFFLIN IS REVEALED AND FACES A CRISIS–TWO-TIME EMMY WINNER JAMES SPADER JOINS THE CAST– The Dunder Mifflin staff accidentally discovers a list of their names in the notebook of the company’s mysterious new CEO, Robert California (two-time Emmy winner James Spader), triggering a frenzy of speculation. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star[NBC].
Share your thoughts and speculations on the details regarding this forthcoming episode in the comments section, below.
Take a look at the promotional feature below from NBC, which presents various cast members of The Office discussing the show’s eighth season.
The feature, which lasts for over four minutes, features various commentaries from the cast /crew of The Office, including producer and actor Paul Liberstein[Toby Flenderson], writer Mindy Kailing[Kelly],Ed Helms[Andy Bernard] Angela Kinsley[ Angela], Creed Bradon[ Creed], Zach Woods[Gabe Lewis] , Phyllis Smith[ Phyllis] and James Spader[ Robert California].
The interviewees help recap the events leading up to last season’s memorable finale from the departure of Steve Carrel’s character, Michael Scott to the need for a search committee after Dwight’s[Rainn Wilson] gun incident ,which brought forth various candidates such as James Spader’s character, Robert California.
The other castmembers also spend time discussing James Spader’s involvement on the show with his character Robert California, who will be promoted to the position of Sabre’s CEO.They specifcally discuss their experience of working with Spader as well as how the actor has helped provide a new sense of energy on the show. The cast also discuss how of Robert California has brought forth certain traits and behaviours from some of the show’s characters which viewers have not previously had the opportunity to see.
Though the feature does provide some new footage, information pertaining to who the regional manager of the Scranton branch is not disclosed in the video.
Once you have viewed the video, share your thoughts on it in the comments section below!
Indeed, Actor James Spader will be joining the cast for the Office’s upcoming eighth season, reports Entertainment Weekly.Spader, who appeared in the season seven finale of The Office as Robert California, a manipulative yet awkward genius, who was a potential candidate for replacing Scott’s role as the regional manager of the Scranton branch.
According to executive producer, Paul Liberstein, “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company”.
In another follow up interview ,Liberstein commented that although Spader’s character has a position at corporate, he will still be seen a great deal at the Scranton branch.However, the extent of the character’s involvement may vary from episode to episode.”Sometimes he’s in a couple of scenes, and some episodes he’s not in — but some he’s in a lot,” Lieberstein says. “I think family is a big draw for him. We’re saying he’s from the [Scranton] area, so he spends a lot of time supervising this branch.”
Liberstein also commented on the experience involved in having Spader join the cast, indicating that” the actor has an energy that is completely his own, and The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast”.
Spader, of course has previously appeared as the daring and provocative attorney, Alan Shore in The Practice and in its spinoff series, Boston Legal, where he was bestowed with three Emmy awards for his portrayal of the character.
Spader’s arrival marks the departure of actress, Kathy Bates who had portrayed the role of Sabre’s CEO, Jo Bennet ,during The Office’s sixth and seventh seasons. Though the character of Jo’s unique personality and strong enthusiasm may be missed by The Office fans, the actress can be seen on NBC’S Harry’s Law which was recently renewed for a second season.
Given that Robert California will have been promoted, there is also still no word on who will the regional manager of the Scranton branch. The characters of Jim, Darryl and Andy are likely possibilities , according to Liberstein.
What are your thoughts on how Spader’s character will rise up the ladder so quickly and how do you think this will influence both the company and the storytelling on The Office.Based on what we saw last season, what are your thoughts on how he will interact with the employees of the Scranton branch.
What is your reaction towards Barry’s departure? Who would you like to see take over the Scranton Branch and why? Sound off in the comments section, below!
Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog is launching its coverage of The Office as it approaches its upcoming, eighth season.Stay tuned for various news and media updates regarding the show’s eight season , which shall debut on Thursday, September 22@ 9:00pm on NBC.
Actress, Jenna Fisher has confirmed that her actual pregnancy has been incorporated into the upcoming eight season of The Office, in a recent interview with Vulture Magazine. Fischer, who plays the office administrator, Pam Beasley, provided details as to how the pregnancy will be tied back to Valentines Day from the previous seventh season episode , entitled PDA.
“Pam will be pregnant when the season starts,” stated Fischer. “Pam and Jim snuck away last season on Valentine’s Day, and they had sex. The story is that they conceived this baby at that time and were keeping it a secret until we come back from the summer.”
This pregnancy will mark Pam and Jim’s second one, given that the two had their first child, Cissi, in the show’s sixth season.
In the recent interview, Fischer also details that Steve Carrel’s final replacement has been determined, though she is not at liberty to divulge exactly who it will be.
What are your thoughts on Pam’s Pregnancy? Are you intrigued by the storyline and how do you anticipate/ hope this pregnancy will be presented in different manner in relation to her first one? And what are your thoughts on who the new boss might be and how exactly do you think the individual you predicted, will interact with the other employees of Dunder Mufflin through his/ her management style?Sound off in the comments section, below!