TV Squad’s interview with Paul Lieberstein

The Office’s Paul Lieberstein talks to TV Squad about Season 7 and scenarios for Michael Scott’s departure:

Paul Lieberstein is familiar to most fans of ‘The Office’ through his acting work as Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s put-upon HR rep Toby Flenderson. But Lieberstein has also been on the show’s writing staff since day one and ascended to the role of showrunner a couple of years ago. So if there’s anyone who has an idea of how the show is going to replace Steve Carell and his iconic character of Michael Scott, it’s Lieberstein.

Link: Paul Lieberstein of ‘The Office’ Talks About Replacing Steve Carell


  1. Michael & Toby together in counseling together – that is going to be awesome! Cannot wait.

  2. That’s a really nice interview. I love how Paul was willing to admit things didn’t go right with Jim as co-manager. I’m really looking forward to season 7. I think it’s going to be a great one.

  3. I still don’t think I’ve fully accepted Steve is leaving :( I am looking forward to Season 7 though! Upon reading Michael and Toby in counseling together made me laugh out loud! Seems like some good stuff is on the horizon.

  4. I love the idea of Andy being the manager. It would be funny to see him as a great manager who excelled at motivating and encouraging the staff – especially since he is a terrible salesperson!

  5. At the end of the interview Paul says, “We have to plan for Jim too”…what does he mean by that?!

  6. Bringing Amy Adams back for something would be awesome too. I think Krasinski’s wife and Amy Adams are best friends so she would probably do it.

  7. They should use Todd Packer more this season…maybe even to replace Michael.

  8. #6 – I think he means plans for Jim as boss, since they’re planning for Darryl(who just got promoted) & Andy(inexplicable in any real life scenario).

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