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Gervais' The Office most successful comedy format in the world.
11 September 2009 2:31 PM, PDT
The British version of The Office starring Ricky Gervais, it's creator, is shown in 89 countries. Gervais has also licensed the format to seven remakes - France, Germany, French-Canada, Chile, Russia,Israel and of course America.
Greg Daniels co-Producer on the American remake said "Dunder Mifflin is now the world's most famous fictional brand name. We've surpassed Duff Beer"
The Us version is well into its first phase of syndication now it has reached the magic 100 episodes.
"I can see it running and running" said Gervais. "The new series starts 17th September on NBC and we see Pam and Jim getting married - something we never did with Tim and Dawn."
The original version of The Office starts a new run on the Us channel Adult Swim the same month. Gervais helped the launch. "I did a series of spoof trailers saying things like "The Office - now in English with American subtitles." »