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    HBO Picks Up Stephen Merchant's Latest Embarrassment Comedy 'Hello Ladies' to Series

    British comedian and "The Office" UK co-creator Stephen Merchant is HBO's newest star. According to Deadline, the premium cable network has given an eight-episode series order to "Hello Ladies," the comedy pilot he co-wrote, directed and stars in.

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    "Office" Co-Creator Stephen Merchant Heads to HBO With 'Hello Ladies'

    Frequent Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant is now on his way toward getting a show of his own on HBO. According to Deadline, the British comedian is attached to co-write, direct and star in "Hello Ladies," a pilot for which the premium network has just placed an order.

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    HBO Picks Up Stephen Merchant Comedy 'Hello Ladies'

    Is it just us, or does HBO seem to be becoming a lot more auteur-driven as of late? Their three big commissions for 2012 were Lena Dunham’s “Girls,” Armando Iannucci’s “Veep,” and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” and then they co-produced Ricky Ger...

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    Gervais Skewers Fame in Life's Too Short, With Tall Guest Liam Neeson

    No one is smarter or funnier at tweaking celebrity than Ricky Gervais, and if you loved the inexhaustible wit of Extras as I did, you will probably also love his new HBO series Life’s Too Short, even though it doesn’t revolve around Gervais himself. Created by Davis, Gervais and his...

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    Ricky Gervais Talks About Globes, Johnny Depp, His New HBO Series

    Ricky Gevais was interviewed at the 92nd St Y in New York last night by my old New York Times friend and media reporter Bill Carter, and in 90 minutes  - which seemed like a blip of time – their sharp conversation covered everything from whether Gevais will be back as host of the Gol...

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