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Netflix Will Be the U.S. Home for Ricky Gervais Series Derek

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Ricky Gervais attends The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Netflix, unbeatable purveyor of both Dawson's Creek episodes and Critically Acclaimed Violent Suspenseful Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead, is working hard to boost its Arrested Development–fronted original content department up to 40 percent of the service's collection. And while Netflix figures that out, it's also doing things like securing the American rights to Ricky Gervais's soon-to-air-in-Britain series Derek, featuring Gervais as a controversially "different" nursing home employee. Maybe Gervais will roll out his new web series with Netflix, too.

Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty Images