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Catherine Tate Returning to 'The Office'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 4:45PM
Catherine TateBritish superstar Catherine Tate is returning to NBC's 'The Office' for a multi-episode guest arc. The 'Doctor Who' veteran will play Nellie Bertram, the role she originated in the Season 7 finale.

Tate's character is hired by her close friend and chairman of the board Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates, who will not appear in the episode) to be a special projects manager working directly for the corporate office. According to NBC, she'll enjoy the favoritism she gets from Bennet.

"Catherine is hysterical. We introduced her briefly in last season's finale and knew she had to be a part of the show somehow. We'll meet her again as corporate's special projects manager, and her relationship with Robert California (James Spader) will be far from professional. We're thrilled that she's joining the cast," Paul Lieberstein, 'Office' executive producer and star, said in a statement.

Known for her fan-favorite role of Donna Noble on 'Doctor Who' and her own series 'The Catherine Tate Show,' Tate has won a British Comedy Award and been nominated for a BAFTA.

Look for Tate's character to appear in the second half of Season 8.

'The Office' airs Thursdays, 9PM ET on NBC

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Nice to see that Jo is still a part of the story.

What I would like to see is new characters added to the Scranton branch, and not necessarily more people senior to Andy. If the show is going to continue for a few more years, the producers need to address the eventual departures of John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson, as their movie careers expand. I just hope it doesn't lead to a Jim and Pam divorce...

October 22 2011 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i dunno. she just looks hot to me. i can't help it........

October 21 2011 at 9:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply


October 21 2011 at 9:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Catherine the Great! Back on The OFFICE. Brilliant!

October 21 2011 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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