Third season of An Idiot Abroad coming to Discovery in Canada

an-idiot-abroadThe third season of the acclaimed British comedy/travel series An Idiot Abroad is coming to Discovery.

An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Around sees Ricky Gervais send Karl Pilkington on a new adventure with Warwick Davis (Harry Potter).

Airing back-to-back-to-back, the three-part series returns to Discovery on Sunday, July 14 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. Following in Marco Polo’s footsteps, Gervais wants Pilkington to go on the ultimate trip: an 8,000-kilometre journey from Venice to China. But this time he won’t be alone.

To help Pilkington out, Gervais has arranged for his mate, 3’ 6” actor Warwick Davis (Harry Potter), to keep him company, in the unlikeliest of “buddy movie” matchups. An encore presentation of the three-part series will air Wednesday, July 17, starting at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, on Discovery.

They are two strangers, whose only thing in common is their friendship with comic and prankster Gervais: Karl Pilkington, 6’1”, son of a taxi driver, never excelled at school and has a limited tolerance for new experiences; and Warwick Davis, son of an insurance broker, well-educated, and all-around nice guy. While Pilkington always moans, Davis is enthusiastic, open-minded, and genuinely wants to see the world.

AN IDIOT ABROAD: THE SHORT WAY AROUND charts the ups and downs of their odd couple relationship as they travel around the world together. Davis never complains on camera, is keen to try out everything the locals do, and generally puts Pilkington to shame.

But across the three-episode journey, they eventually find things in common – and uses for each other too, especially when Pilkington discovers he can fob off the surprise challenges Gervais has arranged on his more accommodating companion. And Davis discovers Pilkington’s incessant moaning can motivate him to push him beyond his normal limitations.

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