Who will be boss on The Office?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 | 56 comments


UPDATE: here’s a second version of the video, with a slightly different ending. Does it reveal the new boss on The Office?

Tipster: Michael Scarn

Here’s the original video posted by NBC.com.

James Spader, The Office Executive Producer Paul Lieberstein, and the cast weigh in on the search for the next Regional Manager.


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  1. 56. Vicky  

    Can I just say at the beginning of that new boss video I cried a little. Man, I realllly miss Michael. No one will ever come close to him. Ever.

  2. 55. Kaitlyn  

    I think it’s going to be a rotation thing. Wild (and probably wrong) guess here, but i think what Ed said was ‘no one and everyone’, it might just fit…. Hmmmm… But whatever. I’ll find out in three hours anyhow:)
    SEASON 8!!!!

  3. 54. Melissa  

    @ bad idea jeans

    If you look close you can see an engagement ring and a wedding band – I wonder if it’s hers or her character’s?

  4. 53. Lauren  

    Yay! It’s totally going to be Andy and I absolutely couldn’t be happier. Perfect birthday present too :-)

    I really hope it isn’t a rotating manager thing. That would be absolutely terrible.

    I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a TV show to return.

  5. 52. soup snake  

    I figured the new manager would be Andy awhile back ago after reading some spoilers. I’m not so thrilled about it because I find it very hard to believe they would choose Andy out of everyone else. He’s the worst salesman and has never really shown any leadership skills. I hope they give a good explanation as to why he was chosen. I think Andy’s hilarious, but I just don’t like the idea of him being manager. I guess I’ll see how it goes. I really wanted to see Dwight or Jim become manager:(.

  6. 51. trojanpony  

    “Jim struggling to be liked for the first time.” Ummm… What? No. Charles Miner anybody? Hope it’s a fresh take!

  7. 50. Carla  

    Come on, people. You really think Ed Helms was actually saying a character’s name in that bleep? I’m sure he was just saying something randomly silly without giving anything away (and long to make the beep longer). The final shot of him in the manager’s office gives more away than whatever his mouth said.

  8. 49. Max  

    It’s Andy, not that I needed this promo vid to figure it out. Look at it like this

    -In “Search Committee”, Jo looks at Andy’s resume and is happy with it
    -In “Goodbye, Michael”, Andy was the one who got Michael’s leads
    -Andy’s family is coming to the show for an episode… Which would make sense if he’s the boss
    -Obviously, the grabs from this promo
    -If the OfficeTally poll was taken into consideration, the Nard Dog was the winner.
    -Ed Helms is arguably the biggest actor on the show left, and is very popular with a mainstream audience because of The Hangover and others.
    -In a later episode, “Lotto”, Daryl and Andy are searching for new warehouse employees.

  9. 48. Ray Jay  

    I think this is a red herring. My money is on Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson) will be manager. It would be awesome.

  10. 47. jason  

    Check out my link, it’s a clip from today’s promo that shows the cornell flag in the manager’s office. IT’S ANDY!!!!

  11. 46. Pilky02  


    No, James Spader is the new CEO of Sabre (I.E: Jo’s job). The regional manager of Dunder Mifflin Scranton is Andy Bernard.

  12. 45. T  

    Maybe that shot is of Andy in the second office, and Darryl is the new RM and made Andy his #2

  13. 44. Bad Idea Jeans  

    Did anyone else notice the ROCK on Angela’s ring finger?!?!

  14. 43. jorge  

    what’s more stressful, waiting to see the next Apple product or the next Office boss?!

  15. 42. Nazy  

    Strong hints at the end that it’s Andy… and it makes sense–think about it… He saved the situation with that big client by ‘forgetting his bag’ after Deangelo messed it up… and he’s not good at sales, so perhaps he’d be a better Manager.
    However, Pam has also proved that she can manage the office as Office Administrator… And maybe Jo wants a woman heading up Scranton?
    So excited to see who it’s gonna be!

  16. 41. Bad Idea Jeans  

    I can see where some would think Ed mouths “Meredith Palmer”… however, in the last shot, there’s a little gnome that looks an awful lot like this guy

  17. 40. TobyFan  

    One thing you have to admit – they’ve done a great job of keeping us guessing!

  18. 39. Tim  

    I’m confused…all this talk about James Spader…doesn’t that mean he’s the boss??

  19. 38. Mitch  

    I am so glad it’s Andy. And, in all honesty everybody, it really does make sense to show this now with approx. 1 day until the season premiere airs. Not everybody will have seen this within the next 24 hours.

  20. 37. JamHalpsly  

    Well i think that the Andy Bernard thing is just the writers jabbing at us. I think the boss’ll be Todd Packer. Like DeAngelo, Todd will help out Jo and she’ll hire him. That’s What She Said Podcast originated the theory, but I support it!

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