Ricky Gervais to guest on NBC's 'The Office'
January 20th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Ricky Gervais to guest on NBC's 'The Office'

[Want to hear more from Ricky Gervais? You can catch him on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Thursday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET.]

He may not be asked back to the Golden Globes, but controversial British comic Ricky Gervais has already landed another U.S. TV gig: appearing alongside Steve Carell in "The Office."

New York magazine's Vulture reports that Gervais will appear on the January 27 episode of the hit NBC series as David Brent, the character he portrayed in the original, British version of "The Office," and upon whom Carell's Michael Scott is based.

"Ricky had wanted to do something [with the U.S. "Office"] and it felt like we shouldn't go the whole series without them connecting," show-runner Paul Lieberstein tells Vulture. "But we had some issues to work out, like how does David Brent live in the world of Michael Scott."

In the top-secret cameo, which was shot in September, Brent is seen interacting with Scott away from the Dunder-Mifflin offices.

"It's just a little nod to Steve and his final year," Lieberstein says of the moment. "It's a little more than 'if you blink, you'll miss it,' but if you don't set your TiVo right, you'll miss it."


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  3. Holly

    @Ron So let me guess, the Golden Globes was your first exposure to him, and I'm guessing you've never listened to the podcasts, movies, stand-up, or any of his other work, and that's what you're basing your opinion on? Yep, he "never" says anything funny....just shhhh.

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  4. Ron B

    I think Rick is a sad excuse for an enterainer..... He never says anything funny and usually resorts to meanness. It's sad that america even considers him as anything special. Ricky..... go back to the land you came from....

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    RICKY WILL BE SELLING OFFICE CLEANIGN SUPLIES IN THE BACK GROUND AND THEN HE WILL SPILL SOME ON JIM AND DWIGHT WILL SAY SOMETHING SILLY AND THEN ANGELA WILL LOOK ALL MAD AND KELLY WILL TALK

    January 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

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