During the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today, NBC announced the following tidbits about ‘The Office.’
- Kathy Bates is returning: Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Kathy Bates (“Misery,” “Titanic”) will reprise her guest-starring role in “The Office” next season as Jo Bennett, the tough CEO of Sabre who re-visits the Scranton office.
- Show runners are planning Steve Carell’s replacement, but it will be a “mystery” who it will be. Angela Bromstad, NBC’s Primetime Entertainment President, said “It’s just become publicly known that Steve is leaving, but we have known for some time. [Executive producers] Paul Lieberstein and Greg Daniels have a plan in terms of who will replace Michael so there will be some storylines leading to that and there will be a mystery as who it will be.”