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Steve Carell Thinks James Spader Is 'Excellent' Addition to 'The Office'

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The former star of The Office, Steve Carell, approves of fictitious paper company Dunder Mifflin's latest hire. He tells Access Hollywood that James Spader as Robert California will be an "excellent" addition to the sitcom.  He added, "I think it's great and he will infuse all this new energy into the show."

Carrell noted that he's also been in touch with his former co-stars from The Office.

"In talking to the cast, everyone's very excited and I know it'll be a good season," he said.

Carell's latest movie, the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, opens nationwide on July 29.

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