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    Preview: Stephen Merchant's Uneven, Unfunny HBO Comedy 'Hello Ladies'

    After working together as writers, producers and stars of TV hits "The Office," "Extras," the underrated "Life's Too Short" and "An Idiot Abroad," the undeniably, comedically potent duo of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant has decided to split up for their latest TV ventures. Earlier this month, Ne...

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    Humiliations and Los Angeles Loneliness in Stephen Merchant's New HBO Comedy Series 'Hello Ladies'

    Stephen Merchant's new HBO series "Hello Ladies," premiering Sunday, September 29th, is the kind of thing you watch with your hands over your eyes -- at least if you have the kind of complicated relationship with cringe humor that I do.

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    Watch: Stephen Merchant Flounders Around the L.A. Dating Scene in the Trailer for New HBO Comedy 'Hello Ladies'

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, longtime collaborators and co-creators of the original "The Office," each have individual TV projects coming out this year.

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    Review: 'I Give It A Year' Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Stephen Merchant, Anna Faris & Minnie Driver

    There's a certain amount of winky irreverence built into "I Give It a Year," based on its title alone, which is something that people snarl, usually at the weddings of people who they feel are fundamentally incompatible. The title suggests that, while it might appear to be a bouncy romantic comedy, ...

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    Review: 'Life's Too Short' Gives A Bittersweet Ending To An Overlooked Series

    After Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's groundbreaking "The Office," followed by the equally well received "Extras," it seemed that audiences began to cool on that particular brand of comedy. Rooted in vain, unlikeable, ambitious and curiously sympathetic characters, it's not clear where public o...

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    Watch: Anna Faris and Simon Baker Try to Break Up a Marriage in 'I Give It a Year' Trailer

    Long ago, in a galaxy very, very close by, Anna Faris was a rising star. She was a new hope for comedy fans and started a spoof empire with the original "Scary Movie." No, she was never in "Star Wars," but Faris did appear in "Lost in Translation," "Brokeback Mountain," and had a memorable arc in th...

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    Watch: Warwick Davis Tries to Raise Funds for 'Willow 2' in the Trailer for the 'Life's Too Short' Finale Special

    "Life's Too Short," the showbiz cringe comedy created by Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, will top off the seven-episode run it had on BBC in the UK and HBO here in the US last year with an hour-long finale special.

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    Watch: Stephen Merchant Attempts the World's Worst Pick-Up Line in the Teaser for 'Hello Ladies'

    British comedian and "The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant has finally gotten a series of his own, writing and starring in "Hello Ladies," a new comedy premiering September 29 on HBO.

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