Ricky Gervais to End All Three of His Shows

by | June 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM | TV News

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Ricky Gervais is canceling himself. The comedian is calling it quits, revealing his plans to end all three of his television shows, reports RadioTimes.

There will not be a fourth season of “The Ricky Gervais Show“; “An Idiot Abroad” will end after two more specials; and “Life’s Too Short” will wrap with a finale special next Easter.

Gervais announced the news that the shows won’t go on in his blog:

“I don’t think I’m going to do a fourth series of The Ricky Gervais Show,” Gervais wrote. “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.”

“Karl and I have also decided to end An Idiot Abroad after the two specials we’re recording at the moment,” he added. “Again, I think these could be the funniest adventures yet and I’d hate to outstay our welcome.”

“And finally… (or finale-ly… what?),” he revealed, “we’ve just finished writing the finale special of Life’s Too Short. We’ll film it after xmas ready for broadcast around Easter. It’s got lots and lots of Les, Shaun and Cheggars!”

As for what’s next for Gervais, the answer is plenty. Moving on from those shows allows the actor the opportunity to focus on new projects, including something “different” — filming a set of audiobooks; focusing on a project called “Derek,” a British comedy-drama he calls “his new baby” that begins shooting six new episodes this fall; and a series of stand-up gigs with dates planned in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe.