All we know is that when 'Friends' ended we were still left clamoring for more Joey Tribiani 'where's my sandwhich' gags: and that's exactly what we got! Rejoice in the mercy of TV execs who decided to give us more of a good thing.
You know the type - comedy shows where the characters talk directly to the camera, popularized by 'The Office'. Best not to think who exactly the documentary is being made for, who funded it, etc. Just suspend, and enjoy.
The 2001 premiere of The Office by Ricky Gervais inspired a raft of international versions, including the well-known US version starring Steve Carrell but also German, French, Chilean, and Czech versions.
US remakes the Office, Shameless, The Thick of It (Veep in the US), and The Worst Week of My Life (Worst Week) were as good or better than the originals. Other remakes were disasters. But don't take our word for it--compare them yourself. Bonus offering we have some UK remakes of US shows.