‘The Office’ Headhunters Add Spader, Romano, And Brit Catherine Tate To The Shortlist
I like the way the producers have set this up, so the actual candidates are competing on the show as they are certainly competing in real life. It brings a bit of an organic reality show component to a show that, everyone agrees, was due for some inspiration. I think Steve Carell's departure (and ____'s arrival) has helped the show find its heart again, and bring it back to its relevance of earlier years.
That said, I think Spader and Romano really stand out here. Arnett would stick out like a sore thumb in the dry Dunder-Mifflin environment. He seems to flourish in the more outlandish"30 Rock" or"Arrested Development" ensembles. Ricky Gervais just won't do it. Frankly, I think it's a little silly that he's even involved. Catherine Tate I don't know, so I will reserve judgment. Spader and Romano both make me uncomfortable without much effort, so I see them fitting in pretty well. Also, it would be pretty nice to see Romano in a comedy role that didn't make me hate him, as he was once a pretty funny dude. (TV Line)