By Michael Ausiello and Andy Patrick
June 16, 2010 at 03:58 PM EDT

Image Credit: NBCWho says there’s no room for advancement in The Office? Sources confirm to me exclusively that the NBC hitcom has just promoted Zach Woods — a.k.a. Sabre VIP (Very Insecure Person) Gabe — to series regular for season 7.

The way I see it, that’s ace news: The actor meshes beautifully with the existing Dunder Mifflin staff — which is to say, incredibly awkwardly. And if we can’t have Kathy Bates every week as Jo, he’s the next best thing.

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