10 Questions for Ricky Gervais

He starred as awful boss David Brent in the British version of hit comedy The Office (which he also co-created). His latest show, HBO's Extras, airs its series finale Dec. 16. Ricky Gervais will now take your questions

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Ricky Gervais

He starred as awful boss David Brent in the British version of hit comedy The Office (which he also co-created). His latest show, HBO's Extras, airs its series finale Dec. 16. Ricky Gervais will now take your questions

Why did you end The Office after only two short seasons?Rodney Rice Jr., Belleville, Ill.
We didn't want to run out of ideas. Many people make more money on the third and fourth seasons. But we never did it for that. We had a finite story to tell. Also, it became...

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