It’s official! Ricky Gervais and his unpredictable mouth are returning to host the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2016.
The network announced the news that the comedian, known for his acerbic sense of humor, will be returning for another round of unpredictable dialogue and antics.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, in a statemnent. ”Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”
The star tweeted the below response about the announcement of his return:
Please RT to raise anxiety pic.twitter.com/1bDLaAB0t8
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 26, 2015
Gervais previously hosted the Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12) and the network registered ratings gains from the previous two telecasts. According to the network, “over that 2010-12 span, the Golden Globes averaged a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 17 million viewers overall, which was a 6% increase from the 2009 telecast in the demo and 14% or 2.1 million persons in total viewers (17.0 million vs. 14.9 million).”
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be aired live coast to coast January 10, 2016 from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
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