It has just been released that after doing a great job in the the season 7 finale of "The Office", James Spader will be returning next season. However, he will not be taking over Michael Scott's (Steve Carrell's) position. So who will? That question is still unanswered.
Spader played the fan-favorite psychological manipulator Robert California in the ending of last season. After not getting the position, he will now be playing the CEO of Dunder Mifflin's parent company, "Sabre".