New series of 'Life in the office' on Star World

LIFE in THE OFFICE Tune in to watch this all-new series every Thursday at 9 p.m. only on Star World

Mumbai, August 7, 2006… A comedy not for everyone! Just for anyone who works! This unique comedy series offers a smart, tongue-in cheek documentary-style look at the humorous and sometimes poignant, banality of a typical nine-to-five workplace, straight out of the 'Dilbert' school of work ethics. Tune in to watch this comedy sitcom on your television sets every Thursday at 9 p.m. only on Star World.

Inspired by the British hit of the same name, The Office chronicles the humdrum everyday goings-on in a typical office. With its dry humour, petty office politics and many little scenarios which ring too uncomfortably true to life, this is mundanity raised to high art. The British original broke new ground in situation comedy, winning the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 2 Golden Globes, 3 BAFTAs and 2 British Comedy Awards amongst others. And its American spin-off seems true to the spirit of the original, with strong themes, 'real' characters, clever writing, and inspired casting. Described as far funnier and way classier than any other equivalent American offering on TV these days, this is definitely a must-watch for those who love the originality of non-American productions, and for those who're looking for something familiar, but also a little different. The Office stars accomplished comedian Steve Carrell who won a Golden Globe Award this year for his portrayal of slimy boss Michael Scott. Jenne Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and B.J. Novak star as the employees who tolerate Michael's inappropriate behaviour only because he signs their paychecks.

Tune in to the episode this Thursday, August 10th, as a special consultant, Mr. Brown, arrives to teach a seminar on racial tolerance and diversity in the workplace; Michael implies that it was his idea while in reality his offensive behaviour necessitated the training.

Don't forget to watch another exciting episode of The Office, this Thursday, August 10th at 9 p.m. only on Star World.

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Zeenat Khan Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

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STAR (India) Ltd. Tel: 91-22-6656 8787

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