Ricky Gervais comes to The Office

TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reports that Ricky Gervais will appear on The Office as David Brent, the character he made famous on the original UK version of the show!

Sources confirm that Ricky Gervais is poised to reprise his role from the original overseas version of the comedy in an upcoming episode of the U.S. redo. Gervais… will cross paths (and perhaps swords?) with his Yank counterpart, Steve Carell’s Michael.

Link: TV Line

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  1. That is great!!! It will be greater if he stays for steve when he left the show. Is the only one who can take that place!!!

  2. This great news slightly lessens the sting of Steve’s early departure! And good to hear something about Ricky Gervais again…seems like it’s been forever since anyone has talked about him. ;) LOL

  3. Oh noo.. I hoped the show would choose to stay realistic.. Turns out, they won’t. :( Unless they explain this with a line like “I heard they were shooting a documentary in this office too” thingy or something like that, it will be a disaster :( Have to say though: I love Ricky Gervais!

  4. This reminds me of pro wrestling, where one of the main wrestlers does an interview where he says he has a surprise that’s gonna SHOCK the world, and the speculation runs rampant, then at the pay-per-view, the wrestler gets beat up and the new guy comes out of nowhere. Gervais is that new guy!

  5. this is the best news EVER!!! i love Ricky! it makes me feel better about Steve leaving, i will miss him loads, but i feel better knowing Ricky will be on the show for a bit! :)

  6. Everyone realizes this is a one shot deal right? He’s not replacing Steve Carell as boss.

  7. That is awesome! Ricky Gervais is hilarious, and I am hoping that he becomes the new boss, which is the only way The Office could renew my love for the show.

  8. I read he will only appear for a few seconds in the cold open on Jan. 27th. But it’s better than nothing I suppose!

  9. YESSSSS! I wonder what ol’ David Brent is up to now. I guess we’ll find out! It would be amazing if we could see Tim, Dawn, and Gareth too, but I’m not sure how they could do that! Can’t wait to see David and Michael interact.

  10. It’ll be in the cold open of the Jan.27 episode and the meeting takes place outside of the office. SO AWESOME!

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