Yes, James Spader was Michael Scott's "Office" replacement; now he's not
The first choice to replace Michael Scott as Sabre Scranton’s branch manager: Robert California (James Spader).
The first choice’s first choice: Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), which is how the opening moments of “The Office” season eight premiere unfolded Thursday night.
We won’t spoil everything for you — how Andy became Robert’s replacement is half the fun — but suffice it to say that Michael’s old office is now chock full o’ Cornell memorabilia.
Watch the video clip below to find out how Andy landed the job, and how Dwight Schrute is dealing with the news of his new boss: