4:31pm PT by Philiana Ng
Catherine Tate Set to Return to 'The Office' as Series Regular
More Nellie Bertram is on the way.
When The Office returns for its ninth season, expect Catherine Tate to be back in a bigger role, The Hollywood Reporter confirms -- as in, series regular status.
Over the course of two seasons, Tate -- whose first appearance was in the season-seven finale "Search Committee" -- has appeared in more than 10 episodes of the veteran NBC comedy.
The news solidifies the returns of all of The Office's major players, minus executive producer/star Mindy Kaling, who will be toplining Fox comedy The Mindy Project this fall, and James Spader, who exited after season's end.
The series also recently tapped two executive producers, Dan Sterling and Brent Forrester, for the new season.
TVLine first reported the news.