Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate Signed to Guest Star on THE OFFICE Finale as Candidates to Replace Steve Carell

     April 5, 2011


Three more names have been added to the list of potentials candidates vying for the role Steve Carell is leaving vacant at the end of the current season of The Office. In addition to the previously announced Will Arnett and Ricky Gervais, TV Line reports that Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate will also guest star in this season’s finale as potential replacements for the office manager position Carell is leaving open.

Will Ferrell is also a “candidate”, though his guest arc on the show is set to end in May. Romano is currently starring on Men of a Certain Age, Arnett is set to star in a new NBC pilot, and Gervais doesn’t seem likely to stick around, so it would appear that the only candidates left that would actually stay on the show are Spader and Tate. Spader racked up his fair share of Emmys on the dramedy Boston Legal and Tate’s won numerous awards for her work on her sketch comedy show The Catherine Tate Show. She also co-starred in Doctor Who’s fourth series.