"Ricky Gervais may appear in the new season of <i>The Office</i> It seems that Steve Carell's Michael Scott could be meeting his British counterpart next season. According to Ausiello Files, Ricky Gervais, who co-created the U.K. version of The Office which lead to the American version of The Office, might reprise his role as David Brent on the NBC show.

While details were scant, Gervais hinted at the return at the TCA's, while promoting his new HBO animated series, saying he was considering doing something with the American show sometime next season.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on these developments as soon as we have more information. The American version of The Office stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery and airs on Thursday nights at 9 PM ET on NBC.