The Office 2011 Spoilers: Catherine Tate Set To Rejoin Dunder-Mifflin As Love Interest For Robert California

Catherine Tate will be returning to Dunder Mifflin this season to reprise her role as Nellie Bertram! As you may remember, Nellie made her debut during last season’s finale, interviewing for the regional manager position. She reemerges as a “corporate special projects manager, and her relationship with Robert California will be far from professional,” according to executive producer Paul Lieberstein.

Here’s the official press release:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 21, 2011 – British Comedy Award winner and BAFTA nominee Catherine Tate (BBC’s “The Catherine Tate Show”) returns to “The Office” this season reprising her role as Nellie Bertram. Joining the second half of the current season, Tate’s Bertram is hired by friend and Chairman of the Board Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates, not seen) as a misguided special projects manager working directly for the corporate office and who very much enjoys the favoritism received from Bennett.

Tate was introduced to “The Office” audience in last season’s finale episode as one of the candidates interviewing for the regional manager position left vacant by Michael Scott.

“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,” said executive producer Paul Lieberstein.

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