June 24, 2011

THE SKED: New “Office” Boss?

More articles by »
Written by: Mitch Salem
Tags: , , ,


One of the big questions marks over the Fall Thursday schedule has been NBC’s need to replace Steve Carell as the lead in THE OFFICEReports are that James Spader, who brought his funny/creepy vibe to the show’s season finale as one of the applicants for Michael Scott’s job, may be joining the series as a regular, although in the long term possibly more as a replacement for Kathy Bates as the show’s big boss than for Carell.  How would Spader’s presence affect the ratings?  And what do you think about NBC’s apparent choice?

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."