JamesSpaderOffice230.3.jpgWell, new top boss anyway.

Speculation has been circling NBC's The Office for months as to who will replace Michael Scott (Steve Carrell's character) as boss of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch since Carrell has officially left the series -- this season was his last.

Some official news has finally surfaced. James Spader, who guest starred on the show this season, will become an official recurring character; he'll play the CEO of Sabre, Dunder Mifflin's parent company.

Spader is a multi-Emmy winner; he starred on Boston Legal and The Practice.

JamesSpaderOffice230.2.jpgHis character on The Office, Robert California, is described as an "uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior."

Love it -- especially the name "California"!

Spader will reportedly make $100-200,000 per episode for the show. Not bad!

As for who is still in the running to replace Michael Scott, see the names after the jump!