It’s the morning after the night before and around water coolers and coffee pots in offices everywhere, people are talking about The Office. The two-time winner at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards took top honours for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Performance by an Actor (Musical or Comedy) for star Ricky Gervais.
Last night’s pair of Golden Globe Awards – or “bookends” as Gervais cleverly remarked – are the most recent in a long list of accolades for The
Office. These new awards join a British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy, a BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy and accolades from the Banff Television Festival.
Airing as a special three-episode broadcast on Tuesday, January 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase, BBC Canada’s The Office depicts the life of nine to five in all its ghastly glory – underpaid dead-end jobs, irritating colleagues and a smug, sexist boss. Ricky Gervais (The 11 O’Clock Show) won this year’s Golden Globe Award for his role as David Brent, the world’s worst boss – a pompous, insensitive hypocrite who drives most of his staff to the point of hysteria.
In these three cringe-inducing episodes of The Office, Brent learns that a company decision to downsize threatens to close his branch, which he
vehemently vows to fight; Brent finds himself the target of an unflattering e-mail circulating the office and an investigation into the source of the incriminating message ensues; and as regional manager, Brent must organize a customer care seminar for the team, but the finer points of the exercise are lost on him, despite the fact that he would have benefited from more than a little refinement.
Showcase will repeat the three-episode preview presentation on Wed., Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
BBC CANADA brings back the critically acclaimed series with an encore presentation of the Britcom’s six-part, first season beginning Thurs., Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET. A rebroadcast of season two will follow season one, starting
Thurs., March 25 at 9 p.m. ET.
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