As fans of The Office are well aware, after the departure of Steve Carell, the show will never be the same. His actual replacement has not been announced, but Sabre, the company that owns Dunder Mifflin, has a new CEO — James Spader.
Essentially, he's the scary business guy from last season's finale. Approved by Steve Carell before he left the show, Spader has brought a different energy to the set — mainly, terrifying other cast members (but in a fun way).
The show will surely have a different type of energy, but isn't that what keeps shows on the air? The Office ran for seven seasons with Carell, relying on the same style and jokes all the way through. As much as fans loved it, it was probably time to change things up a bit. After all, we American media consumers are known for our short attention spans. Shows need to experience changes in order for interest to remain high.
The key, though, is making changes that still appeal to those who were loyal to the old way. With a new season of The Office ready to launch in the fall, the fans will be the judge of these changes. Read more at The Huffington Post.