September 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says Ricky Gervais (jur-VAYS') will make a
cameo appearance on "The Office" next week, reprising the role he
played in the original British version that he helped create.
NBC said Wednesday that Gervais' brief appearance on Jan. 27 will be as David Brent. That's the smart-alecky paper salesman who inspired the character of Michael Scott, portrayed by Steve Carell on NBC's successful adaptation of the comedy.
Gervais, who caused a stir as the insult-slinging host of the Golden Globes earlier this week, serves as an executive producer of NBC's "The Office." It airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
Gervais' appearance was first reported on the TV Line website.
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