The brainchild of Ricky Gervais was a huge hit in the U.K., which then spawned an American counterpart. That brainchild, "The Office," comes to a close tonight after a nine-season run here in the good ol' U.S.A. Will this be the end of "The Office?"

The show is going out in style with a two-hour special.  "The Office Retrospective" starts tonight at 8, followed by the series finale which airs tonight at 9 on NBC, locally on WEYI-TV 25 .

Many fans are wondering if Steve Carell, who left the show after seven seasons, will make a final appearance as the infamous Dunder Mifflin manager, Michael Scott.  The character of Michael Scott is based on David Brent, played by Gervais on the U.K. version of the show.  After the gang in Scranton wrap it up tonight, Michael Scott's British counterpart will be at it again.

Ricky Gervais is bringing back his character from the British version of "The Office" for a new YouTube series called "Learn Guitar with David Brent."  There's a promo clip where he talks about his teaching style, or lack thereof, and he also does an original song. The YouTube series premieres this Monday.

Check out the promo for tonight's series finale of "The Office," then check out a preview of David Brent's return.