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'The Office' going to China

Ricky Gervais posts news on his blog

Ricky Gervais is about to start on a Chinese version of "The Office."

"We are about to start work on developing a Chinese "The Office,"" the comedian wrote on his blog Thursday, the New York Post reported.

Gervais played a key role in the success of the U.S. adaptation of "The Office," on which he is a producer. The NBC hit's seventh season starts on Sept. 23.

Gervais a few days ago also shot down rumors that he could replace Steve Carell, who has said he would leave the show after this coming season.