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HBO Orders Another Season of 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 24th 2010 2:06PM
Ricky Gervais Show'The Ricky Gervais Show' isn't a show that gets great ratings, but HBO seems to be happy with it (and having Gervais attached to any show on your network can only be a good thing), so they've decided to give a second season to the animated talk show. Gervais stars with co-hosts Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. It's basically their podcasts in cartoon form. We've joked here about doing a video version of our podcasts but I'm not sure if any of us want to see what we would look like in colorful animated drawings.

It's really a different kind of show, the type of show that has to be on cable, on a channel like HBO (or Comedy Central). You certainly can't picture it on CBS, in a comedy block between 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' and 'Gary Unmarried.' I love how an animated Gervais looks like Fred Flintstone's brother.

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I think this show is funny. Perhaps it will get old, but I'm enjoying the heck out of it for now.

March 27 2010 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think I can't dig on it because I've heard all of this before (and loved it the first series, felt it wore thin by the third series). Animating it isn't making it better or fresh for me.

Also, I think I might be done with Ricky Gervais. I recently re-watched Extras and The Office, and everything else he's done pales so badly by comparison that it kind of makes me angry in a weird way, like "how dare he waste that talent putting out mediocre crap."

I know. Weird.

March 24 2010 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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