ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 2/8/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Science's press release, December 2013) For the past three years, more than 66 million have watched as Karl Pilkington set out on ambitious expeditions organized by his pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on Science Channel's AN IDIOT ABROAD. The network's most successful series concluded this past February, but Karl is embarking on an entirely new, solo life adventure on Science Channel in the all-new series THE MOANING OF LIFE. Two all-new episodes premiere back-to-back on Saturday, January 18 at 10 PM and 11 PM ET/PT only on Science Channel. Now that Karl is 40 he's officially "middle-aged" and ready to reassess his life and look at things a little differently. In THE MOANING OF LIFE viewers will see a now very well-traveled Karl experience how other cultures face up to some of life's biggest issues while he simultaneously plans for his own future. As Karl attempts to put his life in order, he'll be dispatched around the world on a crash course to find out how other cultures deal with children, happiness, marriage, career and death.