Ricky Gervais Returns to THE OFFICE

Ricky Gervais: Out of England (HBO)

Listen up, fans of THE OFFICE. Here’s a bit of news that’s been hinted at for a while and it looks like it’s finally gonna happen. According to TVLine.com, Ricky Gervais is indeed coming to the US version of the show.

Gervais of course played David Brent on the show and now he’s going to get the chance to meet his American counterpart, Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell). Details are sketchy right now but it looks like he will be making his appearance on the show on Januarty 27, when David and Michael will cross paths and possibly some words, too.

The actor not only created the original British version of the show, but retains an executive producer title for the American remake. He previously wrote an episode of the US version, but this will be his first time appearing on screen.

This news comes right on the heels of Gervais doing a no-holds-barred hosting job at this year’s Golden Globes, which didn’t sit well with some of Hollywood’s elite. Though it looks like that’s all going to blow over fairly soon, which a backlash to the backlash kicking in nicely.

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