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The IT Crowd to return for one more final episode

The IT Crowd

Story by Jack Foley

BAFTA-winning comedy The IT Crowd is to return to Channel 4 for a one-off special, it has been confirmed.

The cult sitcom starred Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry and ran between 2006 and 2010, helping to launch the careers of all four leads.

It follows the nerdy staff of an IT department at the fictional Reynholm Industries and has long been rumoured to be making a return.

O’Dowd, who has since found global success with films like “Bridemaids”: and the US series Girls, has previously spoken of his desire for a reunion because the characters needed “closure”.

And Graham Linehan, the show’s creator, Tweeted on Wednesday that reports of the 40-minute finale were “true”.

Channel 4 confirmed this, stating that the finale would screen later this year (2013).

“Only the power of Graham’s magical writing could bring back together four of the UK’s brightest comedy stars,” commented Nerys Evans, deputy head of comedy.

Shooting for the series finale is expected to begin in a few weeks.

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