The final season of “The Office” will introduce two new cast members, and you can take a look at them right here. Mostly.
In the second row in the conference room sit Clark Duke (“Greek”) and Jake Lacy (“Better With You”), who are playing two guys hired to fill Kelly’s (Mindy Kaling) customer-service job — and make up for all the time Kelly didn’t spend working. That’s Duke with the glasses, and Lacy’s head is poking up behind Oscar’s (Oscar Nunez).
Also: Andy (Ed Helms) is either really excited or really shocked about something.
The Season 9 premiere is called “Workplace Bullying,” and while NBC hasn’t released a synopsis yet, we have to believe it involves this interactin between Duke’s character, also named Clark, and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Because, come on, how often does Dwight just hand something to someone without an ulterior motive?
Take note of the background in this picture. It looks like Nellie (Catherine Tate) has taken up residence at Andy’s old desk. Which probably doesn’t sit too well with Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) and Stanley (Leslie David Baker).
Not quite sure what’s going on here with Pam (Jenna Fischer). Is that a quilt, a sleeping bag, what?
Finally, if you were wondering whether Paul Lieberstein stepping down as showrunner (he’s working with Wilson on the spinoff “The Farm”) would also mean that Toby goes away, it doesn’t — at least not for this episode.
“The Office” begins its final season at 9 p.m. ET Sept. 20 on NBC. Check Zap2it’s premiere calendar for more dates.