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'Office' Star

Sorry Jim, Pam, Dwight ...

I Didn't Watch the Finale

7/19/2013 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He was the CEO of Dunder Mifflin ... he terrorized Andy Bernard ... but former "Office" star James Spader tells TMZ he just didn't care enough about the show to watch the series finale back in May.

A well-dressed Spader -- who played Robert California on the NBC sitcom -- was hanging out at Comic-Con yesterday when he asked if he enjoyed the way the show wrapped up after 9 seasons on the air.

"I didn't see it," Spader revealed ... which is kinda shocking considering he was a major character on the show for all of Season 8. He was essentially hired to replace Steve Carell.

So why didn't he watch the finale? Was it a diss? Was he just really busy? Or, like the rest of America, did he just get bored with the storyline? 

The U.K. finale was better anyway.


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He was part of the worst season of the show. As a matter of fact, his character was one of two that made it the worst season. I'm sure he's not proud of that.

427 days ago


I'll always remember James Spader for that movie he did with Robert Downey Jr. called "Less Than Zero". He's been around for a long time like Robert and Charlie Sheen. They were like the prototypical 80s guys to me.

427 days ago


No1 has watched anything James done since
Sex Lies & Video Tape.

427 days ago


maybe he's like me and didn't even realize it had been canceled

427 days ago

AMY D    

Well, he's not alone. That show got horrible by the time he got there. Thank goodness it's off the air.

427 days ago


Quick question TMZ, why does the site get more and more bloated week after week? Are you aware the site has been sluggish in the extreme and at times will barely load?

427 days ago


He is one of those actors that doesn't like to watch himself on screen. So there's your answer. At least that is what it says on his IMDB page. He was so good as Alan Shore on "Boston Legal". I miss that show. But his new one looks good. Hopefully it is.

427 days ago


Robert California....uhhh...not so good....

427 days ago


Actually the finale was good, but I can see why he thought it would be an extension of the two year funeral the show was before that. It must have sucked to have to be part of filming that too.

427 days ago


Hey, it was a job. You don't have to actually like your job. The original show with Ricky Gervais was so much better anyway.

427 days ago


He was the reason the show jumped the shark. He was awful

427 days ago


I love Spader as an actor thus I have seen almost everything he has done in film and on TV. His The Office stint was by far the worst material he has dealt with in the last 10 years. It's no wonder he didn't watch it. But I'm sure the real reason is just because he rarely watches TV. He is just not a TV watcher unless it is The Food Network or NGTV, at least that is what he has said in interviews. He prefers reading and listening to music.

427 days ago


AHHHH...James Spader - HOTTT guy from late 80s

427 days ago


At what point did he say that he didn't care for the show? All I hear is that he didn't watch the finale.

427 days ago

speaka de english    

he was the WORST character on the show. i was glad when they got rid of him.

426 days ago
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