The Office Season 9 casting news

August 3, 2012

TVLine reports the return of a classic character.

David Denman will guest-star in the upcoming ninth season of the NBC comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively. According to sources, the hot-tempered former Dunder Miflin employee will show up in Episode 2.

July 28, 2012

Entertainment Weekly reports a new cast addition.

Better With You actor Jake Lacy is joining NBC’s The Office as a series regular for the upcoming ninth season… sources say he’ll play a new hire named Pete who’s also a potential love interest for Erin (Ellie Kemper). In describing his new gig to a cute barista in a rough-draft scene, Pete quips, “Not only am I the new guy who has to do the coffee runs, but it’s a paper company, so pretty much a non-stop adrenaline rush.”

July 3, 2012

TVLine reports that Clark Duke (Greek, Kick-Ass) “is in talks to join The Office’s upcoming ninth season as a series regular.”

34 comments

  1. That’s awesome! I always thought he was like a mini Rainn Wilson. I wonder if he’s going to take Dwight’s place on the show (or, dare I say… Toby’s or Kelly’s????). While I’m usually against casting similar personalities on a television show, in this case, it might be okay. If Rainn is really going to leave the show mid-season (or at the end), Clark could definitely fill his role. Should be fun to see how this all plays out.

  2. I was kind of wary when they said they were “shaking things up” this season on The Office, as that probably meant a bunch of outside faces, but if they cast solid actors like Clark Duke, I’ll keep my faith in these writers (:

  3. I think it will be nice to get someone new (other than Catherine Tate). I like Clark’s movies

  4. I can totally get behind this decision. He’s a great comedic actor. It’d be interesting on where they take the character.

  5. @Joe

    Yeah, I’ve also really enjoyed his movies, and I get what you’re saying about a mini Rainn Wilson. Could he be introduced as a relative of Dwight’s and they spin off together mid season?

  6. Interesting that they had Evan Peters on too. Both played the two best friend characters in Kick-Ass. Just a thought.

  7. Sounds great! I would like to see them actually do something with customer service, so it would be good to see him replace Kelly, I think. Maybe he could be a bumbling customer service representative, and he could get into mishaps and things, making things worse…that could be interesting…

  8. TO is hanging on a thread right now without Michael. Without Dwight the show would be unwatchable.

  9. I think elisabeth banks would be a great addition to the cast, especially if played a character similar to her character Avery Jessup on 30 rock, or maybe playing a younger Meredith type character

  10. Umm, potential love interest for Erin?? PLEASE don’t break Andy and Erin up AGAIN, after we spent all of Season 8 getting them back together.

  11. No!!! i want Erin to be with Andy, and i just remembered erin’s name is kelly, that’s just her middle name.

  12. Erin deserves many love interests. Hopefully we get to see more Erin on screen. I want to find out more about her past.

  13. Yeah, I really like him. Absolutely not thrilled with a possible love interest for Erin. Didn’t we just endure her and Andy finally figuring out they were meant for each other? I really don’t want to see another triangle involving them.

  14. No! I don’t want the new guy to be Erin’s love interest. Just let Andy and Erin be together. I’m sick of the back and forth with those two. Why can’t the show just let them be a couple and leave it at that?!

  15. I like Andy and Erin together so I’m not at all happy about this new guy becoming a love interest for Erin. Just let Andy and Erin be a happy couple next season.

  16. Maybe this is misdirecting wording and that Pete is someone who takes an interest in Erin who does not reciprocate.

  17. Since Ed Helms may not be around as much next season, I think they decided Erin needed someone else. Hopefully they will write her with an ounce of intelligence and self-awareness. And for god’s sake just drop the entire Andy/Erin suck-fest.

  18. Don’t they have a habit of putting fake information in the casting announcements, especially regarding love interest status? For example, when they announced the character of Jordan Garfield, didn’t they say she’d be a love interest for Creed?

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