The man Pam Beasley almost married so many seasons ago on “The Office” will return to the show for at least one episode this coming season, the show’s ninth.
The re-appearance of “Roy,” the often uncouth warehouse worker who was engaged to receptionist Pam (Jenna Fischer) when the NBC series began, is being reported here, on the TVLine.com Web site.
The actor who plays Roy is David Denman, who’s appeared in a number of other series in the several years since the character of Roy was eased out of “The Office” — including “In Plain Sight,” “Drop Dead Diva” and “Brothers & Sisters.”
The TV Line story has few, if any, details of how Roy will make his return, other than to report that he’ll turn up in the second episode of the series this fall. “The Office” is scheduled to start the new season on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 9/8c, so it’s possible Roy will be seen a week later on the 27th.
Roy, of course, was an obstacle to the slow-to-develop romance between Pam and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). They did eventually get together, got married and had a child — all after Roy was fired from Dunder-Mifflin for threatening Jim with bodily harm.
What we’d like to see: Nobody asked us, but we’d like to see Roy return triumphant, perhaps hugely successful, and wealthy, from some entrepreneurial endeavor he’s been involved in after losing his “Office” warehouse job. And it wouldn’t hurt if he were to come across as uncharacteristically charming, possibly posing a renewed threat to Jim and Pam.
“The Office” is undergoing a bunch of changes heading into the new season — with at least three cast members reducing their roles on the show, or leaving entirely — B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling (who has her own sitcom on Fox this fall) and Rainn Wilson (rumored to be developing an “Office” spinoff).