Just Who is the New Receptionist on The Office?

By Mike

September 17, 2008 Television No comments

This post about The Office may contain spoilers that you may not want to know anything about, so skip the article entirely starting now.

If you want to know all the juicy gossip about the upcoming season, then keep on reading.

I can’t seem to find the source of the first part of this news because it came from a few weeks ago, but I meant to pass along to you Office fans that B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard, would be coming back to the show in some capacity. The story didn’t spill the beans on just how that was going to happen, but it was very clear that we’d be seeing him again.

As we all know, Ryan was arrested for double reporting orders from the website so that it looked more successful.

Now some spoilers from Kristin over at E! Online may have cleared that up a bit. Supposedly we’ll “laugh our asses off” when we find out who the new receptionist is, and in answering a reader question asking if it was Jan, she said this:

Nope. It’s not Jan, and in fact, it’s not a girl character at all.

I’m no math major, but 1 + 1 = 2 and so I’m thinking the new person behind Pam’s old desk will be Ryan The Fire Guy.

As some of you may know, Pam will start off the season away at art school, so there will definitely be a need for a person to answer the phones.

Can you imagine the humiliation and hysterical laughter that will come from Ryan being the receptionist?

I swear that if this isn’t true, I’m going to be so very disappointed.

[E! Online]