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The Office is a mockumentary sitcom that was first made in the United Kingdom and subsequently remade in many other countries.
The original British series The Office was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Starring Gervais as the boss and main character of the show, it was first broadcast on BBC Two in 2001 and ran for 14 episodes.
The longest-running version of the series is the US adaptation, which 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 is the No. 1 streamed show on Netflix in the United States.
A German version titled Stromberg ran for 46 episodes over five seasons and the follow-up film Stromberg - Der Film was released in German cinemas in 2014.
Extended episodes of the office have been added to the streaming platform Peacock, in addition to bloopers and extras.
|Czech version (2014)||Finnish version|
|Name||The Office||The Office||Stromberg|| Le Bureau |
| La Job |
| La ofis |
|HaMisrad (המשרד, "The Office")|| Kontoret |
|Kancl ("The Office")|| Konttori |
|Firm||Wernham Hogg||Dunder Mifflin||Capitol-Versicherung AG||Cogirep||Les Papiers Jennings||Papeles Lozano||פייפר אופיס||Svensk kontorshygien AB||Papír a print||Leskisen paperi||Wilkins Chawla|
|Business||Paper||Paper||Insurance||Paper||Paper||Paper||Office supplies||Office hygiene||Paper||Paper||Paper|
|Location||Slough||Scranton||Unspecified German city||Villepinte||Côte-de-Liesse||Santiago Centro||Yehud||Upplands-Väsby||Brno||Riihimäki||Faridabad|
| David Brent |
| Michael Scott |
(Christoph Maria Herbst)
| Tim Canterbury |
| Jim Halpert |
|Assistant (to the) Regional Manager|| Gareth Keenan |
| Dwight Schrute |
|Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp|
|Receptionists|| Dawn Tinsley |
| Pam Beesly |
| Ryan Howard |
(B. J. Novak)
| Jennifer Taylor‑Clarke |
| 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
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