This just in from the folks at The Futon Critic: Discovery's Science Channel reportedly has acquired the broadcast rights to An Idiot Abroad, a travel documentary series that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant produced featuring the misadventures of their frequent foil: Karl Pilkington.

The Futon Critic reports that the eight episodes, which aired on the U.K.'s Sky1 this fall, will air on Discovery Science in January 2011. Here's a look at the original trailer:


 

Never been to China, he says? Well, they done gone and fixed that. Here are excerpts from his first trip to China. Everyone is not kung fu fighting. "Are you havin' a laugh?"

Roll the clip!