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Scoop: The Office Staffs Up, Hires Better With You Alum Jake Lacy as New Regular

Jake Lacy The OfficeThe restructuring at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch continues…

Better With You grad Jake Lacy is joining The Office‘s upcoming ninth season as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

The actor joins fellow Office rookie Clark Duke, who inked his own series regular deal earlier this month. The news marks a nice turnaround for Lacy, who was dropped from Fox’s midseason comedy The Goodwin Games last month after starring in the pilot.

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As previously reported, The Office is set to undergo a mini-reboot this fall amid changes in front of and behind the scenes — including the departure of showrunner Paul Lieberstein as well as the possible exit of a soon-to-be spun off Rainn Wilson. Additionally, B.J. Novak (Ryan) and Fox-bound Mindy Kaling (Kelly) will not be returning full-time.

The Office launches its ninth season on Sept. 20.