THEY CAME to kick ass and drink milk, and now they've finished their milk.
Multi-award winning sitcom The IT Crowd returns this Friday for a final outing. The Channel 4 show charting the less than everyday trials and tribulations of the IT support team of Reynholm Industries ran for four series between 2006 and 2011.
This one-hour special sees Katherine Parkinson (Jen), Chris O'Dowd (Roy) and Richard Ayoade (Moss) reunited for one final caper along with their clueless, sexoholic boss Doug (Matt Berry).
Despite a cautious reception from critics and fans, writer Graham Linehan's obvious love of the information technology world made the series hugely popular at a time when geek culture was just starting to become cool, and served to pave the way for other "cool geek" portrayals such as US hit The Big Bang Theory.
Of course The INQUIRER knows that geek culture has always been cool.
While we wouldn't want to reveal any spoilers here, initial reports are that the 60 minute episode is a cracker and a fitting end to the story, rather than a forced, unexpected reboot.
Although many readers of The INQUIRER might be upset to see our favourite technology underdogs shut down for good, the final episode of The IT Crowd airs Friday 27th September 2013 at 2100 on Channel 4 and 4HD.
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