'The Office': Kathy Bates says she'll be back
That's turned out not to be the case, though: The schedules of the two shows are such that Bates will be making her way back to Scranton after all.
"We actually wrapped our shooting of 'Harry's Law' yesterday [Jan. 12]," Bates told reporters Thursday at the TV critics winter press tour, "so I'm going to be appearing on a couple more episodes of 'The Office' this spring."
We last saw Bates as Sabre CEO Jo Bennett in "The Office's" season premiere, "Nepotism," where she encouraged Michael ( Steve Carell) via videoconference to take care of the situation with his nephew. We also heard her voice in "WUPHF.com" in November.
She didn't share details of Jo's return -- although it seems a natural fit with Michael's departure from Dunder Mifflin. Stay tuned.