Report: Ricky Gervais’s David Brent To Appear on U.S. ‘Office’ Jan. 27

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais‘s caustic Golden Globes hosting gig has kept him in the headlines this week. Now, after a full year of rumors, Vulture is reporting that Gervais will finally reprise his role from the original British Office on the U.S. version, bringing David Brent and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) face-to-face in the January 27 airing of the NBC sitcom. “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,” says Office EP Paul Lieberstein told Vulture. Exciting.

What would you like to see happen between David Brent and Michael Scott?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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