"The Office" Releases Season 8 Promo

Posted Friday August 26, 2011 5:16 PM GMT

As the premiere of Season 8 draws near, NBC has released a new promotional video for “The Office.”

In the hilarious clip, Robert California, played by James Spader, makes his return to the Dunder-Mifflin office.

Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular told press, "James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,. He'll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and ‘The Office’ has no tools for dealing with this guy. We're thrilled he's joining our cast."

Don’t miss out on all the laughs when “The Office” returns with all-new episodes on Thursday, September 22 at 9/8c.