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The scene that launched James Spaders’ ‘Office’ career

James Spader had by far the best of the cameos in the episodes that followed the departure of Steve Carell from “The Office.” Here’s a sample above, which led to his taking on a larger role on the 2011-12 season of the NBC comedy.

Spader will effectively replace Kathy Bates, who played parent company CEO Jo Bennett but will be full-time on “Harry’s Law” duty for the Peacock.

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