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Cult sitcom the IT Crowd will return to Blighty's televisions in just two weeks, according to the show's Twitter feed. Fans of the British comedy show, featuring four downtrodden and socially inept IT workers in the basement of Reynholm Industries, will be delighted to hear the news that the one-off special episode – trailed …

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  1. Andrew Moore

    Friday night telly!!!

    Same night that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D debuts on C4 too...

    1. Roger B
      Thumb Up

      Re: Friday night telly!!!

      I thought Agents of ... was on at 9pm as well, but just checked, that starts at 8pm. Not sure why the down vote, certainly glad to see C4 getting their mojo back for Friday night TV.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Go

        Re: Friday night telly!!!

        I had it down as Friday 27th September on Channel 4 at 7pm! Cracking nights TV though!

    2. Lamont Cranston
      Thumb Up

      Re: Friday night telly!!!

      Far more excited about Agents of SHIELD, to be honest - don't think that the IT Crowd is one of Linehan's better efforts.

  2. PaddyPower

    Woo Hoo

    Sooooo happy that this is back on!

    1. Simon Harris

      Re: Woo Hoo

      I'm actually in two minds about this...

      One half of me is going Woo Hoo - more IT crowd!

      The other half is thinking that it's like resurrecting a much loved friend with the proviso that you're only going to see them for a short time, and they won't be back the next week, or the week after that... and the last 2008 episode should have been a proper full-stop and they've all gone on to better(?) things.

      Having said that, Richard Ayoade does seem to be doing Gadget Man much in the style of Moss (or possibly he was playing Moss much in the style of Richard Ayoade all along!)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We need more documentaries like this

    What ? It isn't a documentary ?

    I've either worked with, or still work with, people just like Jen, Roy, Moss and Richmond.

    Anon for obvious reasons !

    1. Code Monkey

      Re: We need more documentaries like this

      No need for anonymous cowering, there. At least 90% of the people in this industry have worked with (or are) folks like that.

      1. Amonynous

        Re: We need more documentaries like this

        Yep, if you haven't worked for someone like that, you are them.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: We need more documentaries like this

          I always was quite pleased that I thought i was quite like Roy.

          But then, on a recent re-watching of the whole series, i've come to the conclusion that I'm quite a bit like Moss instead.

          Undecided yet if I feel worse or better for that revelation...

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: We need more documentaries like this

          "Yep, if you haven't worked for someone like that, you are them."

          Bugger

        3. ecofeco Silver badge

          Re: We need more documentaries like this

          "Yep, if you haven't worked for someone like that, you are them."

          I think I just hurt myself laughing.

  4. lee harvey osmond

    does turning it off and on again...

    ... count as a reboot of the franchise?

    1. Piro Silver badge

      Re: does turning it off and on again...

      ReBoot! Now you've got me thinking of that old computer animated show. Goodness me.

      1. NP-Hardass

        Re: does turning it off and on again...

        Re:ReBoot

        Thought you might enjoy some nostalgia...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc8s3LPehWM

  5. Smallbrainfield

    Don't forget Matt Berry

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3n9u5n_dmo

    1. ISYS

      Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

      Look Jen! A fly!

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

        DAMN THESE ELECTRIC SEX PANTS!!!

        1. PerlyKing

          Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

          I *think* I know how to sign a restraining order!

    2. jai

      Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

      Space: what is it? The simple answer is, we don't know. Or at least we didn't know until now. Hello, I'm Douglas Reynholm, and I'm not a scientist, but I do have a better understanding of what space is than any scientist living today.

      1. Maharg

        Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

        “You want me to stay here and not do anything...”

        (Adviser) “That’s right, just stay out of trouble.”

        “I think I can do that…”

        Adviser leaves

        “Hmmm…. I don't think I've ever looked in this draw... wow! A Gun!”

    3. The Jon

      Re: Don't forget Matt Berry

      Almost. At. The. Station!

  6. Shades

    How many?

    "featuring four downtrodden and socially inept IT workers in the basement of Reynholm Industries"
    So thats Roy, Moss, Jen and ... ??

    (Although Richmond was (kept) in the basement, he wasn't an IT worker)

    1. jai

      Re: How many?

      i thought he was the server admin wasn't he?

      1. Maharg

        Re: How many?

        yeah he lived in the server room, actully lived...

      2. Magnus_Pym

        Re: How many?

        "i thought he was the server admin wasn't he?"

        Does that make the relationship of a Server Admin to the IT dept equivalent to that of a Drummer with the rest of the band.

    2. GBE

      Re: How many?

      Jen was socially inept?

  7. jai

    Good morning, that's a nice tnetennba.

    Awesome! this has made my day!

    So excited, i might pass out - can someone call the emergency servies*?

    *you know the number, it's so easy to remember: 0118 999 88199 9119 725

    3

  8. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

    Somehow I doubt...

    ...that Roy will be sporting his "ROFL" shirt:

    http://hideyourarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/DSCF0293_Vga.jpg

  9. Horridbloke

    "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR..."

    Finest and most deserved parody ever.

    1. Valerion

      Re: "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR..."

      You wouldn't shoot a policeman.

      And then steal his helmet.

      And then go to the toilet in his helmet.

      Then give his helmet back to his family.

      And then steal it again.

      (Just been off sick for a couple of days. Netflix and the IT Crowd made me better).

  10. Levente Szileszky

    YESSS...

    ...oh wait, I cannot watch it over here, in the US. :(

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: YESSS...

      i refer you to the "you wouldn't steal a car" episode referred to above :)

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: YESSS...

        Any bets on the time delay between end of show and torrent available?

    2. Stuart Halliday

      Re: YESSS...

      If course you can.

      You just don't know how.

  11. Stuart Halliday

    Let me prophesy that it will have no IT jokes in it that only those with IT knowledge will get.

    They dropped all of those after season 1. :(

    1. usbac

      Sadly, I'll bet you are right.

      As much as I loved the series, I was very disappointed after watching each episode, hoping for more "in-jokes".

      I know they wanted to make in funny for everyone, but they could have left some nuggets in there for us geeks...

      1. Simon Harris
        Happy

        If you've got the DVD sets, the 'alternative language' subtitles for the first few episodes of the first series are very amusingly geeky.

    2. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

      Vintage equipment spotting

      It's fun to spot the old PCs on the shelves, though - apparently some were on loan from the museum at Bletchley Park.

      The only vaguely techy joke in the last series that I can recall concerned Vista (controlling the bomb disposal robot, so "we're all going to die" would be a natural response) but it was pretty well known to be a disaster, even by the general public.

    3. Glug

      That's why season 1 will always be my favourite, even though Linehan felt that season 2 was much stronger.

      The humour became much more generalist and leant heavily on a number of passing internet memes (Moss eating popcorn etc) rather than tech-related dialogue

  12. i like crisps
    Happy

    Hope IT'll be topical

    Maybe Roy and Moss discover the NSA have cracked

    Reynholm Industries servers and set about cracking

    the NSA to teach them a lesson for being so rude....

    ....Probably by turning the spooks mainframes off....

    and then on again.

  13. Stevelane

    One more is not enough. We must lock them in the basement for at least another full series with no parol!

  14. ecofeco Silver badge

    Wish it played here

    I can't get this show where I live (US).

    Not saying the whole US, just my state at least.

    1. Vociferous

      Re: Wish it played here

      It's on Netflix.

  15. Andrew Jones 2

    I'm torn between 2 episode as my favourite.....

    Friendface for obvious reasons - was a brilliant episode but I think it might have to be my second favourite with "don't be silly the internet doesn't weigh anything" as my absolute favourite....

    be honest.... who hasn't considered putting a flashing light on a box and trying to convince someone that the box *is* the internet??

    Anyway I digress - I'm happy about the news - I just hope it doesn't turn out to be as much a disappointment as the Red Dwarf reboot.....

  16. Burch

    Is Richmond in this episode then?

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Warming up the VPN...

    ...for a friend you understand.

  18. Andy Miller

    Damn you !

    Now my complete DVD set isn't complete !

  19. Duffaboy
    IT Angle

    TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM

    Yes I love the word team (though I am not going to contribute but just bully people into doing what I want and take the glory, or pass the blame when it goes T***s Up). Yup the IT crowd is so like real life worked with most of them.

  20. KierO
    Happy

    God I'm such a bastard!

    "I'm going to murder you...you BLOODY WOMAN"

    I can't wait for this.....PLEASE let it be good....PLEASE!!

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How many fans of IT crowd

    have FriendFace accounts... Perhaps the irony is lost of them...

    1. KierO

      Re: How many fans of IT crowd

      "This guy has NO online presence...he's not on FriendFace or Gitter..."

  22. darklord

    Cult TV

    Means no one watched it first time around until it hit some other cable channel.

    Wasn't as cracked up a\s it was made sorry. and hope it doesn't go the same way as RD.

  23. Tim Bates

    Skyballs

    OK, it's not technically IT Crowd... But there's still time to donate to the Skyballs project that Chris O'Dowd is the face of (hmm - does one really want to be face of a "balls" project?)

    Get over and donate!

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chris-o-dowd-mcac-present-skyballs

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