An Idiot Abroad

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Exclusive: Science Channel's Slate Includes First Scripted Project and New Karl Pilkington Show

Karl Pilkington

Science Channel has picked up the new docuseries The Moaning of Life, featuring An Idiot Abroad star (and Ricky Gervais sidekick) Karl Pilkington in a new set of adventures.

The Moaning of Life is part of a new slate of programs for the... read more

Who Will He Offend This Year? Ricky Gervais to Host Golden Globes Again

Ricky Gervais

He's baaack.

Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globe Awards for a third time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday.

Ricky Gervais doesn't think he went too far at Golden Globes

The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise after The Office creator and UK series star delivered a hard-hitting monologue last year that included zingers aimed at... read more

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

Ricky Gervais

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

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

The Ricky Gervais Show

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

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad
9:30/8:30c Science Channel
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office creators, send Karl Pilkington to sites across the world in this offbeat series. What sets this apart from other travelogues? Karl is truly a stranger in a strange land as his cohorts don't tell him where he's going or what to expect while cameras capture his off-the-cuff reactions. In the debut, we get a look at what to expect from the series, which is followed by Karl's trip to China at 10/9c. — Michael Chant

Read on for previews of College Basketball, America's Most Wanted, Backyard Wedding, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Primeval and Green Zone. read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2010, on SKY1
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