The Office BJ Novak no longer full-time
Published Jun 27 2012, 15:39 BST | By Daniel Sperling BJ Novak
has reportedly decided to step down from a full-time role on The Office
Novak, who plays Ryan Howard on the NBC comedy, will no longer make regular contributions as a writer or actor.
However, TV Guide
reports that he will likely make some recurring appearances as Ryan, continue to be part of The Office
's creative team and potentially direct another episode.
James Spader (Robert California) and Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) have also departed The Office
, while showrunner Paul Lieberstein
and Rainn Wilson are expected to leave for spinoff series The Farm
featuring the character of Dwight Schrute.
Executive producer Greg Daniels, who helped adapt The Office
from the original Ricky Gervais series, will be brought back to full time for the ninth season
Despite the changes, Lieberstein insisted recently that the show could last for ten more years