Fall TV: Veteran actors, new shows
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James Spader, The Office
Where you've seen him: He played the ethical yet immoral lawyer (and womanizer) Alan Shore on The Practice and Boston Legal.
Character on this show: Spader joins the cast as CEO Robert California of Sabre described by NBC as an uber-salesman with the selling powers of a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior.
Character similarities: Both are self-assured and sexually charged and Shores quirky characteristics (he was afraid of clowns and sometimes jumbled his words) could come in handy on a mockumentary show such as The Office.