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Exclusive: Science Sets Premiere Date for Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad 2

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U.S. viewers will finally get to see where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sent their dimwitted pal Karl Pilkington for a second trip around the world. read more

HBO to Air New Ricky Gervais Series Life's Too Short in 2012

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HBO has picked up its third Ricky Gervais series, Life's Too Short, to air in 2012, the cable network announced Wednesday.

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Described as a cross between the original version of The Office and Gervais' critically acclaimed Hollywood comedy series Extras, Life's Too Short is a faux documentary following... read more

Exclusive: Science Officially Orders Season 2 of Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

Ricky Gervais' pal Karl Pilkington has proven to be quite the useful Idiot for Science. The cable network is set to announce Thursday that it has secured the second season of hit series An Idiot Abroad.

For season two, Gervais and Stephen Merchant are again sending the dimwitted Pilkington on a trip around the world — but this time to tackle a "bucket list" of things to do before you die.

Unlike season one, which was produced first in the U.K. and later acquired by... read more

HBO Renews The Ricky Gervais Show

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HBO has renewed The Ricky Gervais Show for a third season.

The animated comedy series, based on the podcast of the same name, is voiced by Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, who riff ...
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Science Channel Plans April Fool's Marathon and Twittercast of Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

They're no dummies at the Science Channel. The cable network's smart move to acquire and run Ricky Gervais' U.K. series An Idiot Abroad has resulted in the channel's highest ratings ever.

To celebrate, the channel plans to run a marathon of all eight An Idiot Abroad episodes — plus a 30-minute preview special — from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April Fool's Day (Friday, April 1).

Science Channel will also debut its first-ever Twitter event during the marathon: Starting at 8 p.m. that night, the channel will run Tweets from viewers (via the hashtag #AnIdiotAbroad) at the... read more

Ricky Gervais: An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington is "My Gift to The World"

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How did Ricky Gervais' next show, An Idiot Abroad, wind up on The Science Channel? Thank Karl Pilkington.

Fans of Gervais and Stephen Merchant's popular podcast (and subsequent HBO series) already know Pilkington is the pair's friend and longtime punching bag. In An Idiot Abroad — billed by the network as "the most elaborate practical joke-turned-social experiment in television history" — Gervais and Merchant send him to see the Seven Wonders of the world.

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Gervais explained why Pilkington has the makings of a Science Channel star. "Karl sees things very differently from the rest of us," he said via satellite Thursday during the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "He does investigate, he does do what science does and... read more

VIDEO: First Look at Ricky Gervais' New Series

Ricky Gervais

As if Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant don't have enough fun at the expense of co-star Karl Pilkington on The Ricky Gervais Show, the duo are taking their teasing to the next step for their new show.

An Idiot Abroad will showcase Pilkington traveling... read more

HBO Renews The Ricky Gervais Show

Ricky Gervais

HBO has renewed The Ricky Gervais show for a second season, the cable channel announced Wednesday.

Ricky Gervais gets animated for new HBO series

The animated comedy series, voiced by Gervais and currently airing new episodes on Fridays at 9/8c, will begin production on the new season ... read more

Ricky Gervais Gets Animated for New HBO Series

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is getting animated for HBO.

The British comic will star in his own comedy cartoon series starting Friday, Feb. 19, at 9/8c on HBO, followed by the second-season premiere of... read more

Bringing "Extras" Back!

Please sing the title to the music of JT's "Sexy Back". Hi all, sadly Extras is NOT coming back for a third season, but the award winning comedy duo of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have decided to give us one final send-off episode of the brilliantly funny, Extras. No details have been leaked yet, but as they did with the original The Office, they are planning on ending with a one-off show for our viewing pleasure. Last week, Stephen Merchant, who gave the most brilliant performance for his role as agent Darren Lamb, received the comedy award at the Royal Television Society's awards ceremony. Be on the lookout as Ricky and Stephen "bring Extras back"! read more

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