A Third Season for The Ricky Gervais Show
Ricky Gervais himself today mentioned on his blog that the show “starring” himself, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington had been renewed by HBO for a THIRD SEASON.
“Oh and by the way HBO just told me they are commissioning a 3rd season of The Ricky Gervais Show.”
The show has received mixed reactions, with many fans of the podcasts in which Karl Pilkington rose to fame stating that the show offers nothing new in terms of content, and adding animation is merely a lazy way to milk the podcast and Pilkington for all they are worth.
But its undeniable that people are watching it, and it is a way to enlighten more people of the ways of the Round-headed one. And the podcasts are extremely funny, so consequently the show is, but it is unnecessary viewing for fans.
Gervais has also been making mention of the fact that it will be the first third season of a show he has done, with Extras and The Office only running for two seasons. However, I doubt many will look back and remember it as part of the Gervais/Merchant oeuvre, as it hasn’t had the same meticulous intervention as by the two as Extras and The Office did.
The first season of the show has aired in Australia on SBS ONE, while the second is currently airing in the US.
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