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James Spader to Leave ‘The Office’

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- James Spader is resigning from The Office after one season.

Variety reports he will leave the NBC comedy at the end of the current season at his request. He plays Robert California, the CEO of Dunder Mifflin Sabre.

Spader made his first appearance on The Office during last season’s finale.

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James Spader Joins Cast of 'The Office'

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three-time Emmy Award winner James Spader is joining the cast of The Office, but not as Steve Carell's replacement.  Instead, he'll be the new CEO of Sabre, he parent company of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Viewers were introduced to his character, Robert California, last season, when he famously read Dwight Schrute's mind.

One of the show's producers describes California as "this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior."  

Spader, 51, replaces actress Kathy Bates, who played the role of Jo Bennett on the show.

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