Ricky Gervais Set for "The Office" Appearance

Posted Thursday January 20, 2011 1:45 PM GMT

They say bad press is better than no press at all, and that's proving to be correct for under-the-gun comedian Ricky Gervais.

While the British comic may have insulted just about everyone at this year’s Golden Globes, it has just been announced that he'll soon be appearing on NBC’s hit show “The Office.”

Coming up on January 27, Gervais will appear on an episode as David Brent - who happens to be the same character he played in the original British version of “The Office.”

“Ricky had wanted to do something [with the U.S. "Office"] and it felt like we shouldn't go the whole series without them connecting," show-runner Paul Lieberstein tells Vulture. "But we had some issues to work out, like how does David Brent live in the world of Michael Scott."

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