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The Office is a mockumentary sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, first made in the United Kingdom, then Germany, and subsequently the United States. It has since been remade in eight other countries.
The original British series of The Office also starred Gervais as the boss and main character of the show. The two seasons were broadcast on BBC Two in 2001 and 2002, totalling 12 episodes, with two special episodes in 2003, and an extra short spectacular ten years later. A German version titled Stromberg ran for 46 episodes over five seasons, starting in 2004, and the follow-up film Stromberg - Der Film was released in German cinemas in 2014.
The longest-running version of the series, the US adaptation, ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013 for a total of 201 episodes.The total overall viewership is in the hundreds of millions worldwide. According to Nielsen as of April 2019, the US version of The Office was the No. 1 streamed show on Netflix in the United States. Extended episodes of the American adaptation have been added to the streaming platform Peacock, in addition to bloopers and extras.
| Canada |
|La Job||2006: October 9, 2006 – January 1, 2007|
|Chile||La ofis||Canal 13||2008: August 6 – November 22, 2008|
|Czech Republic||Kancl||ČT1||2014: December 1–17, 2014|
|Finland||Konttori||Nelonen||2017: March 3, 2017 – February 15, 2019|
|France||Le Bureau||Canal+||2006: May 25 – June 30, 2006|
|Germany||Stromberg||ProSieben||2004: October 11, 2004 – January 31, 2012|
|India||The Office||Hotstar||2019: June 28 – September 15, 2019|
|Israel||HaMisrad||yes Comedy||2010: August 10, 2010 – October 3, 2013|
|Poland||The Office PL||Canal+||2021: October 22, 2021-|
|Sweden||Kontoret||TV4||2012: February 12, 2012 – March 17, 2013|
|United Kingdom||The Office||BBC Two||2001: July 9, 2001 – December 27, 2003|
|United States||The Office||NBC||2005: March 24, 2005 – May 16, 2013|
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| David Brent |
| Michael Scott |
(Christoph Maria Herbst)
| Tim Canterbury |
| Jim Halpert |
new marketing specialist
|Assistant (to the) Regional Manager|| Gareth Keenan |
| Dwight Schrute |
|Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp|
head of the logistics department
| Pam Beesly |
| Ryan Howard |
(B. J. Novak)
| Jan Levinson |
| Angela Martin |
(Luz María Yacometti)
Ababa "Avi" Sharon
| Oscar Martinez |
(Chien Ho Liao)
| Kevin Malone |
| Chris Finch |
| Todd Packer |
| Lee |
| Roy Anderson |
|Senior Sales Representative's|
| Katy Moore |
(María José Urúza)
| Stanley Hudson |
(Leslie David Baker)
Robin T. Larsson
|Glynn "Taffy" |
| Darryl Philbin |
Selected major awards won only
Steven John Carell is an American actor and comedian. He played Michael Scott in The Office (2005–2013), NBC’s adaptation of the British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, where Carell also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director. Carell has received numerous accolades for his performances in both film and television, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work on The Office. He was recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine.
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The Office is an American mockumentary sitcom television series that depicts the everyday work lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. It aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, spanning a total of nine seasons. Based on the 2001–2003 BBC series of the same name created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, it was adapted for American television by Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It was co-produced by Daniels's Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions, in association with Universal Television. The original executive producers were Daniels, Gervais, Merchant, Howard Klein, and Ben Silverman, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.
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"The Convict" is the ninth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 37th overall. It first aired on November 30, 2006 in the United States on NBC. The episode was the series' only original script written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are the creators of the original British comedy series of the same name. It was directed by Jeffrey Blitz, his first such credit of the series.
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The second season of the American situation comedy television series, The Office, premiered in the United States on NBC on September 20, 2005, and ended on May 11, 2006. The season had 22 episodes, including its first 40-minute "super-sized" episode. The Office is an American adaptation of the British TV series of the same name, and is presented in a mockumentary format, documenting the daily lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The season stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and B. J. Novak, with supporting performances from Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, and Phyllis Smith.
The fourth season of the American television comedy The Office premiered in the United States on NBC on September 27, 2007, and concluded on May 15, 2008. The season consisted of 9 half-hour episodes, and 5 hour-long episodes to comprise the 19 total episodes of material created. The Office is an American adaptation of the British TV series of the same name, and is presented in a mockumentary format, portraying the daily lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The season was originally set to include 30 episodes, but due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, production was called to a halt, in result, the season was shortened to 19 episodes. It stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and B. J. Novak, with supporting performances from Melora Hardin, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, and Phyllis Smith.
The fifth season of the American television comedy The Office premiered in the United States in the 2008–2009 television season on NBC on September 25, 2008 and concluded on May 14, 2009. The fifth season consisted of 28 half-hours of material, divided into 24 half-hour episodes and two hour-long episodes. The Office is an American adaptation of the British TV series of the same name, and is presented in a mockumentary format, portraying the daily lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The season stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and B. J. Novak, with supporting performances from Ed Helms, Melora Hardin, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, and Phyllis Smith.
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