With Michael Scott counting the days until his retirement from Dunder-Mifflin, he will finally meet David Brent. TVLine’s Michael Ausiello scoops that news the Ricky Gervais will finally make a guest appearance on NBC’s The Office this season as David Brent. Gervais, of course, co-created the original Office series where he played Brent, the character that Steve Carell’s Michael Scott was based on. Gervais previously wrote an episode of NBC’s The Office and he is also executive producing the show, which Carell is leaving at the end of the season. That’s probably why Gervais had some “harsh” words in his comedic introduction of Office star/producer Carell at Sunday’s Golden Globes: “He is leaving, killing a cash cow for both of us – the ungrateful Steve Carell.” Of course, Carell was not the only actor skewered by Gervais during his much talked-about Globes hosting gig.
UPDATE: Today, Gervais took to his blog to thank fans who supported him in the aftermath of the Golden Globes. “It was heartwarming to realise I wasn’t losing my mind,” he wrote. “Some reactions nearly had me believing I’d gone too far too. Nearly. Can’t wait for the people who thought it was over the top to see my stand-up shows. Fuck me, they will shit themselves.”