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Ricky Gervais Will Play God in 'Afterlife'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 22nd 2011 10:15AM
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais is God. Well, in his new pilot 'Afterlife,' he's playing God.

Gervais is teaming with former 'Dexter' showrunner Clyde Phillips for 'Afterlife,'
a new comedy about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven. There, he'll meet God, played by Gervais.

Here's how Gervais -- with his typical sense of humor -- described his celestial character in a blog post on his website: "But he's a slightly different God to the one you may have seen in 'Bruce Almighty' and other Hollywood films. He's an arrogant, wisecracking son of a bitch, who thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread. (So another stretch for me as an actor then.)"

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Ricky Gervais Heads to 'Afterlife' For New Show

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 18th 2011 11:00AM
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais is teaming with former 'Dexter' showrunner Clyde Phillips for a trip to the 'Afterlife.'

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new series follows an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.

The duo are working on writing the pilot episode now with plans to film it in early 2012. Gervais is set to make a cameo in the pilot.

Gervais' new comedy, 'Life's Too Short,' starring Warwick Davis, is heading to HBO. The comedy is starting on BBC Two later in 2011 and will make its HBO debut in 2012.

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You can all go to Hell

by Adam Finley, posted Dec 29th 2006 4:35PM

michaelangeloMore precisely, you can learn about Hell on the History Channel tonight at 8pm by watching Hell: The Devil's Domain. Forgive my morbidity, but I'm endlessly fascinated by the idea of Hell in all its various forms: from the Biblical version to Dante's Inferno to the Greek myth of Hades. All those demons and damned souls always put an extra little spring in my step. I'm sick and I need help, I know.

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New life for Spielberg on SciFi

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 13th 2006 1:37PM
Steven Spielberg is once again bringing original programming to the Sci Fi Channel. This time, it's a 12-hour miniseries called Nine Lives. The drama features nine characters who are mourning loved ones, and discover they can reunite with the dead through near-death experiences. Sounds pretty freaky, eh? Sci Fi's deal with Spielberg follows the wildly successful collaboration that spawned the series, Taken, in 2003. Les Bohem, the guy who wrote the Taken series, will also write Nine Lives.

Also picked up by SciFi:

  • Who wants to be a Superhero?, a reality series that follows Stan Lee as he puts contestants through challenges to help them find their super strength;
  • Medium at Large, a reality series that features psychic Char Margolis;
  • The Gift, reality series that follows people in boot camp for intuitives;
  • The Bridge, a comedy-drama about a group of cynical souls trapped in purgatory and the good deeds they must do to get out.

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