The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 8 PM ET, will be held Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Gervais hosted the Golden Globes from 2010-12. Comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey took over in 2013.
Paul Teledgy, president of alternative and late-night at NBC, said in a statement, "Tina and Amy are a hard act to follow but Ricky is completely fearless and entirely up for the job. He always did us proud. Welcome back, Ricky."
Gervais tweeted a picture of himself with the caption: "Can't wait to host The Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me."
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Can't wait to host The Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me. pic.twitter.com/oqOO8KnyLV
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 27, 2015
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, "Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seat belts."