Comic actor Ricky Gervais says that he’s calling it quits on his animated series, The Ricky Gervais Show, and live-action series An Idiot Abroad.
On his blog, Gervais recently wrote,
First the bad news…
So I don’t think I’m going to do a fourth series of The Ricky Gervais Show.
39 episodes is more than I’ve ever done for any other project (Yes. I know that’s pathetic but trust me.) and I don’t want to push my luck.
I think the show has steadily grown in both quality and popularity and I’d love to go out on a high so to speak. My worry is that as we’ve used up all the best material we’d have to record hours and hours of new stuff and it might ruin the naivety of the whole thing. Never say never though, like The Office. But certainly for now.
Karl and I have also decided to end An Idiot Abroad after the two specials we’re recording at the moment. Again, I think these could be the funniest adventures yet and I’d hate to outstay our welcome.
Based on his popular podcasts with Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant, The Ricky Gervais Show is currently running on HBO. There are three seasons and 39 episodes and the finale will air on July 13th.
An Idiot Abroad runs on Science and completed its second season of eight episodes in March. To date, there are 16 installments.
What do you think? Do you like either of these shows? What do you think of the decision to end them?