Tate, Spader, Romano Up For “Office” Lead

Catherine Tate, James Spader and Ray Romano are set to join Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett and Will Ferrell as guest stars in the hour-long season finale of “The Office” this year reports TV Line.

With Steve Carell having bowed out of the show, the big question has been who will replace his Michael Scott character as boss at the regional paper company Dunder Mifflin. That question is expected to be answered in the upcoming finale.

Ferrell’s character will be filling in for Scott during the final four episodes of this season but he won’t be replacing the lead next year. The other five will all be candidates for the vacant office manager position.

With Gervais only guest starring and Will Arnett and Ray Romano already committed to other projects, it’s likely that either “Boston Legal” star Spader or former “Doctor Who” companion Tate will take on the new lead role.