Who do you want to see as The Office’s new boss?

Now that the season is over, who do you want to see as The Office’s new boss?

May 26 update

Here are the results of the ‘Who do you want to see as The Office’s new boss?’ poll.

Poll period

May 19-26

Number of votes



  1. Ed Helms (Andy Bernard), 1,430 votes, 10.97%
  2. Ricky Gervais (David Brent), 1,411 votes, 10.83%
  3. James Spader (Robert California), 1,285 votes, 9.86%
  4. Jim Carrey (Finger Lakes guy), 1,277 votes, 9.8%
  5. Will Arnett (Fred Henry), 1,176 votes, 9.02%
  6. John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), 1,176 votes, 9.02%
  7. Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), 788 votes, 6.05%
  8. Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin), 760 votes, 5.83%
  9. Ray Romano (Merv Bronte), 625 votes, 4.8%
  10. Andy Buckley (David Wallace), 616 votes, 4.73%
  11. Catherine Tate (Nellie Bertrum), 524 votes, 4.02%
  12. Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton), 417 votes, 3.2%
  13. Jenna Fischer (Pam Halpert), 321 votes, 2.46%
  14. Melora Hardin (Jan Levenson), 201 votes, 1.54%
  15. Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor), 141 votes, 1.08%
  16. “Deshaun Williams”, 140 votes, 1.07%
  17. Warren Buffett, 135 votes, 1.04%
  18. B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard), 131 votes, 1.01%
  19. Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone), 124 votes, 0.95%
  20. Paul Lieberstein (Toby Flenderson), 113 votes, 0.87%
  21. Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson), 86 votes, 0.66%
  22. Oscar Nuñez (Oscar Martinez), 68 votes, 0.52%
  23. Zach Woods (Gabe Lewis), 39 votes, 0.3%
  24. Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), 19 votes, 0.15%
  25. Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Lapin Vance), 17 votes, 0.13%
  26. Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer), 14 votes, 0.11%

I emailed the results to The Office’s executive producers Greg Daniels and Paul Lieberstein. Perhaps we’ll re-run this poll later in the summer to see if the turntables…

Thanks for voting! :)


  1. Anybody but Tate. If she’s who they hire, I really don’t see season 8 making it to Christmas. It will fizzle out like the last season of Scrubs.

  2. Hello, best temp in Chiswick!! 100 words per minute! Plus, the complete knowledge of the last of the Time Lords is locked away somewhere in that brain. Obvious choice.

  3. Either Dwight, Oscar, or James Spader (the latter’s style of humor is perfect; not too dry and yet not too over-the-top/in-your-face).

    I’m betting it’s Oscar though, seeing as though during their casting call a few months ago they were looking for a new addition to the accounting staff.

  4. I don’t understand the why people want David Wallace or Jan Levenson. Jan’s crazy, and has a job and kid anyway. Wallace is jobless, but I don’t think he would want to work at Dunder Mifflin and wouldn’t be an exciting choice anyway (and I like his character a lot).

    I also don’t understand why people want someone from the “British” Office such as David Brent… they’re two distinct shows, even though Brent exists in both worlds, and the writers would never do that.

    And I don’t like Jim as boss either… it’s been there, done that, and if he wanted to be the boss, he would have been the boss already. So here are my rankings. (cont’d in different post).

  5. Ricky Gervais aka David Brent the orginal boss who started the office craze, would be perfect. The “culture” clash would be out of this world!!

  6. Just as long as it’s none of the guest stars from last night. It could be Andy, Darryl, even David Wallace, just please don’t let it be one of the guest stars.

  7. I’d love Will Arnett or Jim Carrey. None of the current employees are funny enough to take that top spot. Please no Tate — I found her scenes to be particularly annoying.

  8. I would want Carrey, Andy, Spader, in that order (Tate is last). I think Andy will get it, if plot at the end of the season is any indicator.

    Andy has a relationship plot with Erin that was just given a twist, leaving Andy’s continuing romantic story open (plus Erin/Phyllis thing, new female cast).

    Gabe is still in the show next year as cast, but will not be *in* the office all the time. So Gabe and the New Boss will interact, like Jan/Michael, or David Wallace. Andy being boss would fit this setup well.

    Andy is set much like Michael was in past seasons: the corporate contact has a funny relation to him, and has a romantic plot that is still moving.

  9. It is going to be Ricky Gervais. He was on a radio show I listen to and hinted that it would be him. Mark my word.

  10. “stop being Jim and start caring.” Come on it’s got to be the Carrey. Steve kicked him out of his own sequel in Bruce Almighty..it just makes sense. Not to mention, Jim’s a genius.. And boss at improv.

  11. Looks pretty clear that it’s going to be Andy with an outside shot of Darryl taking over. There’s no way it’s going to be one of the guest stars.

    BTW, Of course Catherine Tate was annoying; her character was meant to be annoying.

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