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Ricky Gervais is responsible for the British version of The Office, and now that the end of the U.S. version of the show has been announced, he’s putting in his two cents.
Creator Greg Daniels annoucned on Tuesday that after season 9, the show will be done.
In a conference call, Daniels said “This year feels like the last chance to … make an artistic ending for the show. This will be the last season of The Office, and we’re planning a big exciting last season … all questions will be answered this year.”
Daniels was the showrunner for the first five seasons of the hit NBC show, and he will be back for the last.
But Gervais, who created the original show in the U.K with Stephen Merchant, calls the U.S. show the “gift that keeps on giving.”
“I couldn’t be prouder of the success of the US version of The Office, but all good things come to an end. Luckily, with syndication, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Maybe I’ll do a remake of Extras next,” he said about the show ending, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The show struggled to get consistency after Steve Carell left after the seventh season. Although James Spader signed on as his successor of sorts, he left after season eight and the show reached new lows in ratings.
The last season will return on September 20 on NBC.