Watch: James Spader Frightens Everyone On ‘The Office’

by | September 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM | The Office

James Spader on The Office (NBC)

James Spader on The Office (NBC)

Say what you will about Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) questionable managerial skills, but the guy never inspired terror in his employees.

In a promo for the upcoming season of “The Office,” new Sabre CEO Robert California, played by series regular James Spader, appears to have everyone at Dunder Mifflin on edge. Or, as Phillys so eloquently puts it: “He scares the sh– out of me.”

What is it about the big boss that’s so intimidating? Below, the cast of the NBC comedy previews what to expect in the wake of Michael’s absence, why Mr. California frightens them, and offers a little tease on who might take over as Scranton branch head when the series returns Sept. 22 at 9/8cĀ  on NBC.

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