April 08, 2011 11:04am PT by Philiana Ng
HBO Renews 'Ricky Gervais Show' for Third Season
HBO has ordered a third season of The Ricky Gervais Show.
The comedy series is an animated version of the popular podcasts of the same name, which feature Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington talking about random topics. The TV show uses past recordings from the podcasts, which began in 2005.
Pilkington recently starred in Science Channel’s travel documentary series An Idiot Abroad, with Gervais and Merchant producing.
The second season finale airs April 15 at 9 p.m. Gervais announced the Season 3 renewal on his personal blog.