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The Office is a mockumentary sitcom that was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, first made in the United Kingdom, then Germany, and subsequently the United States. It has since been remade in 8 other countries.
The original British series of The Office also starred Gervais as the boss and main character of the show. The two seasons were broadcast on BBC Two in 2001 and 2002, totaling 12 episodes, with 2 special episodes in 2003, and an extra short spectacular ten years later. A German version titled Stromberg ran for 46 episodes over five seasons, starting in 2004, and the follow-up film Stromberg - Der Film was released in German cinemas in 2014.
The longest-running version of the series, the US adaptation, 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 was the No. 1 streamed show on Netflix in the United States. Extended episodes of the American adaptation have been added to the streaming platform Peacock, in addition to bloopers and extras.
|La Job||2006: October 9, 2006 – January 1, 2007|
|Chile||La ofis||Canal 13||2008: August 6 – November 22, 2008|
|Czech Republic||Kancl||ČT1||2014: December 1–17, 2014|
|Finland||Konttori||Nelonen||2017: March 3, 2017 – February 15, 2019|
|France||Le Bureau||Canal+||2006: May 25 – June 30, 2006|
|Germany||Stromberg||ProSieben||2004: October 11, 2004 – January 31, 2012|
|India||The Office||Hotstar||2019: June 28 – September 15, 2019|
|Israel||HaMisrad||yes Comedy||2010: August 10, 2010 – October 3, 2013|
|Poland||The Office PL||Canal+||2021: October 22, 2021-|
|Sweden||Kontoret||TV4||2012: February 12, 2012 – March 17, 2013|
|United Kingdom||The Office||BBC Two||2001: July 9, 2001 – December 27, 2003|
|United States||The Office||NBC||2005: March 24, 2005 – May 16, 2013|
- Note that the set-up of the German version is more distinct from the original than it is with most of the other versions. The characters given are rough counterparts in terms of their role in the series. They generally have different job descriptions and, in a few cases, may not even work for the company at all. This is mostly due to the fact that, unlike the other derivatives, Stromberg wasn't an official adaptation of the original series but was merely inspired by it.
- A Russian language version for Channel One Russia with an initial run of 24 episodes was announced in 2008, but was never produced.
|Name||The Office||The Office||Stromberg||Le Bureau
|HaMisrad (המשרד, "The Office")||Kontoret
|Kancl ("The Office")||Konttori
|Firm||Wernham Hogg||Dunder Mifflin[a]||Capitol-Versicherung AG||Cogirep||Les Papiers Jennings||Papeles Lozano||פייפר אופיס (Piper Office)||Svensk kontorshygien AB||Papír a print||Leskisen paperi||Wilkins Chawla|
|Business||Paper||Paper[a]||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|
(Christoph Maria Herbst)
|Assistant (to the) Regional Manager||Gareth Keenan
|Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp
(B. J. Novak)
(Luz María Yacometti)
Ababa "Avi" Sharon
(Chien Ho Liao)
|Senior Sales Representative's
(María José Urúza)
(Leslie David Baker)
Robin T. Larsson
- From Mid-Season 6 to the conclusion of Season 8, Dunder Mifflin was a subsidiary of Sabre - a printer company. During this time, Dunder Mifflin also sold Sabre printer and printing supplies
Awards and honors
Selected major awards won only
- UK version: 2005 Golden Globes for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Ricky Gervais); 2001, 2002 and 2003 British Academy Television Awards for Situation Comedy and Best Comedy Performance (Ricky Gervais)
- US version: 2006 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Steve Carell); 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Greg Daniels); 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Jeffrey Blitz). For other awards and honors see List of awards and nominations received by The Office (American TV series)
- German version: 2006 Grimme Award for Fiction/Entertainment – Series/Miniseries; 2007 Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best Sitcom and Best Book; 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 Deutscher Comedypreis for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Christoph Maria Herbst)
- Metz, Nina. "'The Office' was Netflix's most popular show, even though it was made for and originally aired on an old-school broadcast network. Oh, the irony". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- Spangler, Todd (14 December 2020). "'The Office' to Stream Exclusively on NBCU's Peacock Starting Next Month, With First Two Seasons Free". Variety. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
- Smith, Neil (20 February 2018). "The Office: 10 David Brents from around the world". BBC News. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
- The 2001 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
- The 2002 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
- The 2003 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
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