The Office should have ended this season with the departure of Steve Carell. But it’s a cash cow for NBC, so it’s understandable that they’d want to keep milking the teet for as long as possible. There’s been a lot of speculation over who’s going to become “the new boss” — which implies in some respect that people sorta still care about the show (I suspect that’s not the case).
Matt Zoeller Seitz tosses out the unheard of name of British actress Catherine Tate. Sounds intriguing and strange enough to be entirely plausible. But basically it means the show will have one or two more seasons before calling it wraps if she gets the job.