The Office Season 82011
The eighth season largely centers around Andy Bernard's ascension to regional manager, as well as the antics of Robert California, the new CEO of Sabre, a fictional printer company that owns Dunder Mifflin. Halfway through the season, Dwight Schrute —along with Jim Halpert, Stanley Hudson, Ryan Howard, Erin Hannon, and Cathy —travel to Florida to help set up a Sabre Store, where Nellie Bertram is introduced. Eventually, former CEO of Dunder Mifflin David Wallace buys back the company, firing California.
The List (E1)
Robert California stops by for the first time as CEO and leaves behind a mysterious list that has a line down the middle and every member of the office on either one side or the other. The office members frantically try to figure out what it means. Meanwhile, the new manager Andy faces a crisis.
The Incentive (E2)
After Robert California challenges the Dunder Mifflin staffers to double their sales, Andy, taking matters into his own hands, creates an incentive program. Eventually, he promises to tattoo himself if the staff doubles their sales. Meanwhile, Pam strikes up an unlikely friendship with Angela, both of whom are pregnant.
Pam's Replacement (E7)
Pam trains an attractive temporary worker to take her place while she is on maternity leave, and enlists Dwight's support when she tries to show that Jim finds her replacement attractive. Meanwhile, Robert California surprises Andy, Kevin, and Darryl when he requests to join their band.
Andy takes some of the office staff on a field trip to Gettysburg for inspiration. Meanwhile, the rest of the office, under orders from Robert California, are tasked with coming up with a new business idea for Dunder Mifflin. Kevin proposes several ideas that catch California's attention, although they are rather idiotic.