HBO renews 'Ricky Gervais Show'


Ricky Gervais will continue his podcast musings on HBO as the British comedian's "The Ricky Gervais Show" is getting a second season.

The show is based on Gervais' popular podcast recordings with frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. In each animated episode, the three discuss a range of topics including donating to charities, public nudity and choosing the best superpowers.

The ratings haven't been great; "Gervais" averages 180,000 viewers an episode, with a 0.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. But Gervais is a popular performer who fits HBO's brand, with the network previously airing his U.K. series "Extras" and doubtless open to his future projects.