The "most downloaded podcast of all time" is coming back for more.
I'm having trouble finding specific references online, even at RickyGervais.com. However, Ricky Gervais has been doing a sporadic podcast for some months now. This past weekend, there was an eight-minute free clip from the upcoming "Series 5" podcast with Ricky, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington.
Now, the "Series 5" reference is slightly confusing to me, because I only ever knew of three series of podcasts. In late 2006, they released what the podcast page of rickygervais.com refers to as "Three special free podcasts - The Podfather Parts I, II and III," so perhaps they are counting those as Series 4? Or perhaps the "5" was just a typo?
Anyway, the long and short of it is that the podcast description says that the new series will be available starting Tuesday, September 16.
The Guardian was the official distributor of the original podcasts, so perhaps checking in with the Guardian's "Ricky Gervais Podcast" page over the next three weeks might reveal more information (right now, it just says "Sorry, you're too late. The Ricky Gervais podcasts on Guardian Unlimited are now finished," and refers you to rickygervais.com).