James Spader to Leave The Office
Having not made much of an impact this season, James Spader will check out of The Office in May.
“James always wanted this to be a one-year arc, and he now leaves us having created one of the most enigmatic and dynamic characters in television,” Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein said in a statement. “He’s been a great friend to me and the show, helping us successfully transition into the post-Michael Scott years, and I’m grateful for that.”
Spader first showed on last year's season finale and was then upgraded to series regular over the summer. His quirky character of Robert California hasn't really clicked this season, however, as he mostly just pops up in Scranton occasionally and... hovers.