By James Hibberd
May 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
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The new manager on NBC’s The Office, the person assuming taking Michael Scott’s chair for the final two episodes of this pivotal season is…. [spoiler alert from tonight’s episode!] ….

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Creed Bratton!

Yup, mysterious, felonious Creed is finally getting a shot in the big seat.

The Office‘s chronically confused kleptomaniac gets the top job at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch tonight, replacing Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell) who replaced Michael Scott (Steve Carell).

“I didn’t know I was getting it until the table read,” Bratton says. “I throw the office into chaos in ways only Creed can.”

Bratton will have the manager title for the final two episode of the season.

Who assumes the position next fall is still anybody’s guess, with Will Arnett, Jim Carrey, James Spader and original UK Office star Ricky Gervais among the finale’s guest stars contending for the post.

“I don’t have a clue who it will be, none of us do,” Bratton says. “We could go a few episodes with stop-gap replacements next season.”