The seventh season of “The Office “will be premiering September 23rd, marking the beginning of the end for head honcho Michael Scott.
The announcement of Steve Carell’s departure from the show has brought a whirlwind of questions, the only one of which has been answered is that the show will go on.
With what is certainly going to be a comedic, dramatic, and memorable exit from the show (and let’s hope Phyllis plans his party), the question begins – who will replace Michael Scott?
Like any office, there are at least a few canidates who will be clamoring for Michael’s job, let the debate begin (note: I am not in any way affiliated with “The Office” other then being a huge fan):
Todd Packer – Who has two thumbs – up? While we didn’t see much of him in Season Six, Michael’s BFF would at least get a glowing recommendation from Michael.
Dwight Schrute – Of course, Dwight will be in the running, as he has been assistant (to the) regional manager for longer then anyone cares to remember (especially Jim). Not to mention, he is one of the company’s top salesmen.
Jim Halpert – Jim was actually promoted to manager, shortly before Dunder Mifflin was acquired by Sabre. Surely his managerial experience and the fact that everyone loves him (except for Dwight) will work in his advantage.
Andy Bernard – We can already see the ‘Nard dog’ brownnosing whoever he needs to to get to the top. Not to mention his degree from Cornell – heard of it?
Ryan Howard – Sure, he committed fraud when he was an executive at Dunder Mifflin, but his determination to get ahead, his MBA, and the fact that he’s a natural worm, hint that he may slither back to the top yet. Or he could ride on the coattails of …
Kelly Kapour – Yes the least qualified person in the office would also be the best replacement. Last season, she was accepted into Sabre’s executive training program for minorities, which could easily segue her into being the final choice