James Spader is leaving “The Office” early.
The network confirmed the Emmy-winning actor isn’t going to return for a ninth season of the NBC series, a decision made at the actor’s behest.
“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,” said “Office” executive producer Paul Lieberstein. “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.”
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