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James Spader Won't Be Back For 'The Office' Next Year

2/28/2012 8:57am EST

James SpaderJames Spader's "The Office" duty is over after just one season - the actor won't return for the TV comedy's ninth run later this year.
The star was the first new addition to the cast after Steve Carell announced he was quitting the show last year and he made his debut as paper company CEO Robert California as Carell completed his final shows.
Spader made his full-time debut on the show last September.
Producers tell trade paper Variety it was always the actor's intention to stay for just one season.

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