Interview With New 'The Office' Boss: Are You Shocked With Who's Replacing Steve Carell?

Fri, September 23, 2011 11:36am EDT by 2 Comments interviewed Michael’s successor — do you think he’s the right man to fill his shoes?

“That’s what she said” is something that no one can say as effortlessly funny as Steve Carell. The Office star has left a void on the hit series but has just broken amazing news on the heels of the Sept. 22 season eight premiere that may lift your spirits and give you a newfound hope for this season. But stop reading now if you don’t want to know the exciting news!

Andy Bernard [Ed Helms] is replacing Michael Scott [Steve Carell] as his successor and head of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, Pa., branch! We think  Andy is a great choice! TVLine’s Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello spoke with Ed about the new role and here are some of the hilarios things he had to say:

When and how did you find out that Andy was the new boss?

It was probably about three or four weeks before production [on the new season] started. I had lunch with [showrunner and costar] Paul Lieberstein, and he’s a marvelously cryptic guy. So it was a little bit of a dance at first and then it came out that that’s the direction they were planning. And I was so excited that I wet my pants. [Laughs] That’s not totally true, but it was exciting. In some ways it felt like just another lunch meeting, but with epic news. And then we had a nice little toast.

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— Chloe Melas