September 23rd, 2011
08:07 AM ET
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers from the September 22 premiere of "The Office."]
Thursday night's season premiere of "The Office" wasted little time in answering the question on everyone's mind: Who is replacing Michael Scott as the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch?
The answer is Robert California. Except as Jim explained, he took one look around the office and drove down to see Jo Bennett to convince her to give him her job as CEO.
So, the position fell to the second choice - Andy Bernard!
I have to say Andy was my personal first choice. He's been on the show for several years now, he's got lots of potential for putting his foot in his mouth (which Michael excelled at), and I'm sure NBC doesn't mind that Ed Helms is well known for co-starring in "The Hangover" movies.
Unfortunately, he didn't exactly command respect at first. When Robert's list of employees - some names on the right side, some on the left - was discovered, the entire office was worried as to what it meant.
When Dwight, Jim, Kevin and the rest of the left-siders went to lunch with Robert, the rest of them - including the very pregnant Pam - felt like "losers," as Kevin called them.
But Andy finally stood up to Robert, and told him that those people on the right side of the list were winners too. Maybe he's got what it takes to be the boss after all.
Were you also happy to see Andy as the new boss? Will you keep watching for James Spader's delightfully creepy performance? Do you also sometimes feel like Erin when it comes to things like planking ("I don't [get it] but I'm so excited to be a part of it!")? Share your iReport or comment below.
From around the web
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.