The executives over at HBO HQ know a shrewd investment when they see it. So it makes sense that, despite the massive cost, they've OKed a third season of the podcast-with-animation-put-over-it comedy "The Ricky Gervais Show." In case you haven't seen it, the cartoon is based on the massively popular podcast of the same name, which features Gervais, frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant, and village idiot/savant Kal Pilkington riffing humorously on a variety of subjects, most involving the weird way Pilkington sees the world.

This is good news for people who like good, low-key comedy (which most HBO subscribers are probably used to by now). With chimps! Maybe this season will be enough for a Golden Globe nomination.