Get ready for a dry British sense of humor to invade your Golden Globes experience once again: Ricky Gervais will host the entertainment awards show for a fourth time on January 10.
Gervais hosted the show in 2010, after a long period in which the ceremony had no emcee, then returned once again in 2011 and 2012. His bouts on the stage doling out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's awards have received mixed reviews with even Philip Berk, then president of the HFPA, saying Gervais had gone "too far" in his 2011 performance.
"He definitely crossed the line," Berk told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011. "And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky."
The last three years, the show has been hosted by the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, friends and former "Saturday Night Live" "Weekend Update" anchors. The pair signed a two-year contract after the success of their 2013 hosting gig, but declined to return for a fourth show.
Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late-night, told Deadline that the network welcomes Gervais, who during one telecast referred to Bruce Willis as "Ashton Kutcher's dad," back.
“Tina and Amy are a hard act to follow but Ricky is completely fearless and entirely up for the job,” Telegdy said. “He always did us proud. Welcome back, Ricky.”