News: An Idiot Abroad Season 2 to Premiere in September

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Everyone’s favourite “idiot” Karl Pilkington will be back on UK screens this September.

The Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant-produced SKY1 show has been a phenomenal success since it premiered last year.

It has been sold to many countries including the US and Australia where it airs on Ten’s multi-channel One.

It has become a cult hit around the world.

Karl Pilkington of course rose to prominence under the tutelage, or prodding, of Gervais and Merchant on their Xfm Radio Show. The trio then went on to record five series of their record-breaking (or should that be record “making”) podcast. They have also recorded two series of audio-books, or “Guide tos”, as well as charity specials.

In the first series of An Idiot Abroad, Karl visited the seven wonders of the world. In the second series, Karl will carry out various activities found on many people’s “Bucket list”, hence why it will be called “An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List”.

There will be 8 episodes in this series – three trips have already been completed with four more to come. The last part will likely be another homecoming special.

Karl has been notorious for hating most of his trips, and this series has been no different, with Gervais making mention of Karl’s displeasure with various activities set up for him.

It took a great deal of persuading to get Karl to agree to a second series, so let’s hope this isn’t the last series, just the first of many more to come!

NOTE: If Ten have any sense, they will fast-track this to One ASAP!

See the TRAILER after the jump…


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Posted on June 30, 2011, in Regular Features, TV, TV News Wrap, UK TV Shows and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. When will this be airing in the US? Has it started already?

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