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