By Michael Ausiello
Updated August 04, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

Rich Sommer is going from a work environment rife with sexual harassment, gender bias, racial discrimination and lewd conduct, to a work environment rife with, well, sexual harassment, gender bias, racial discrimination and lewd conduct. The only difference now? It’s 2008, not 1962.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Sommer, who plays Mad Men‘s bespectacled and bow-tied ad exec Harry Crane, has put in for a (temporary) transfer to the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin. In other words, he’s guest starring in an episode of The Office.

Details about Sommer’s role are being closely guarded—an Office insider would only reveal that his character “ties in with a surprise twist”—but this much I can tell you: He’ll turn up in the comedy’s Sept. 25 season premiere.

Reaction to this clever interoffice crossover? Theories as to who Sommer might be playing? Share with the class below!

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The Office

The mockumentary-style sitcom chronicles a group of typical office employees working 9-5 at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

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