The Ricky Gervais Show

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Ricky Gervais Teams With Dexter's Clyde Phillips in the Afterlife

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Ricky Gervais is hoping to bring another television series to life — or rather, the Afterlife.

The creator of The Office has joined forces with Clyde Phillips, previously the showrunner on Dexter, to write a pilot about... 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

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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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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

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Sometimes it's hard to figure out which is funnier: the bizarre ravings and expositions of Karl Pilkington; or the high-pitched cackle of Ricky Gervais in response. Fortunately, there's plenty of both in the second-season premiere, especially in a lengthy bit as Karl describes his pitch to a movie studio about a psychological thriller starring Rebecca De Mornay and...Clive Warren? From there it's on to Karl's diary, which includes entries about Australia, camping and humanitarian pursuits. — Joe Friedrich

Read on for previews of ESPN Town Hall Meeting: Image of the Black Athlete, Suite Life on Deck, the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Say Yes to the Dress, Real Time with Bill Maher and Gold Rush: Alaska. 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

Matt's Weekend Picks: December 17-19

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Christmas in Washington (Friday, 8/7c, TNT)

It's the most wonderful time of the year — for musical holiday specials, at the very least. Mariah Carey, who kicked the TV week off with an ABC Christmas special on Monday, is part of the all-star lineup of this concert extravaganza, taped last weekend at the gorgeous National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Ellen DeGeneres hosts, and joining Carey onstage are ... read more

VIDEO: First Look at Ricky Gervais' New Series

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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

Cheers & Jeers: Louie Visits Ricky Gervais' Office

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Jeers to Ricky Gervais for committing comedic malpractice on Louie.

The increasingly lazy British cutup—witness the low-effort, low-impact HBO cartoon of his podcasts, The Ricky Gervais Show—treated his guest role as Louis C.K.'s doctor... read more

Ricky Gervais Joins Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Ricky Gervais has been cast in the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Premiered: February 19, 2010, on HBO
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Premise: An animated version of the podcast featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington discussing a variety of unusual topics, which includes a recurring segment called 'Monkey News.'

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