The Ricky Gervais Show recomissioned

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2011
Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Channel 4 and US broadcaster HBO have commissioned a third series of animated comedy 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

Ricky Gervais' animated comedy show has been commissioned for a third series.

Both Channel 4 and US broadcaster HBO have agreed to another run of 'The Ricky Gervais Show' which is based on the podcasts created by the 'Extras' star, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, and hinted that further seasons of the programme will also be forthcoming.

Announcing the news Channel 4 head of comedy Shane Allen said: "'The Ricky Gervais Show' is a proper treat in our schedule. The killer funny cross-examination of Karl's deranged logic and life philosophies are a perfect fit with the comedy savvy audience of Channel 4.

"It's also got the sweetest profile with a vast share of the 16-34 demographic. It should keep getting recommissioned until Karl is 'cured'."

Ricky also revealed the series will use "the best" of their podcast material, before he sits down with his writing partners to pen new material for future seasons.

He said: "I am absolutely thrilled. The third season should use up the rest of the best stuff from the audiobooks and podcasts, and we are planning to record brand new material for season four."

The second series of 'The Ricky Gervais Show' is currently airing in the UK on Channel 4 and E4.

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