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The Office: Season 8 (2011-2012)

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Series 8 marks the first series of the post-Michael Scott era. Andy Bernard has assumed the role of regional manager after Deangelo Vickers' quick flame out at the end of the seventh series. James Spader costars as Robert California, the newly appointed CEO of Dunder Mifflin's parent company, Sabre. Much of the early season episodes focus on Andy's attempts to motivate and inspire his new reports. Later in the season, Pam prepares to go on maternity leave when she is expecting her second child, but worries that her temp replacement Cathy Simms may be too pretty, perhaps causing Jim to have a wandering eye. Also: Unhappy, and unfulfilled, office secretary Erin decides not to return to Dunder Mifflin Scranton after a special project takes her to Sabre headquarters in Florida, and Andy must head south on a mission to bring her back.

Cast

Ed Helms
as Andy Bernard
John Krasinski
as Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer
as Pam Beesly
James Spader
as Robert California
Rainn Wilson
as Dwight Schrute
B.J. Novak
as Ryan Howard
Leslie David Baker
as Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner
as Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery
as Meredith Palmer
Angela Kinsey
as Angela Martin
Oscar Nunez
as Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
as Phyllis Lapin
Mindy Kaling
as Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
as Toby Flenderson
Ellie Kemper
as Kelly 'Erin' Hannon
Zach Woods
as Gabe Lewis
Catherine Tate
as Nellie Bertram
David Koechner
as Todd Packer
Maura Tierney
as Susan California
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Critic Reviews for The Office: Season 8

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

This season got better toward its end, leaving behind some of the unwelcome sap between Andy and Erin, who sadly remain no Jim and Pam, and we no longer have to worry about James Spader's out of place creepiness.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The show officially went from being a shadow of its former self to being actively unwatchable.

September 12, 2013 | Full Review…

For now, there is value to the familiar.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Andy's antiheroic return to the bachelorette party could have been classic Office, but his love feels facile, since the object of it is so unarticulated.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This has been an inconsistent season for The Office, with fun episodes and great moments, but a dispiriting sense that it's too much in this late stage to hope for much more than that.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

No one seems bored or resentful to be figuratively stuck in Scranton, and energy will go a long way toward beating the Curse of the Eighth Season.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 8

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