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HBO renews 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

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HBO’s low-fi animated series The Ricky Gervais Show is getting a third season.

The series hasn’t been much of a ratings draw for the network, but Gervais is a good brand fit for HBO and the show — which animates the popular podcast hosted by Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington — is not expensive to produce. The show is currently airing on Friday nights.