Stephen Merchant show ‘Hello Ladies’ headed to HBO

By | November 5, 2012 at 10:08 am | No comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

It’s only a matter of time before Ricky Gervais and his posse of comedian friends start running HBO from the inside out. The network that housed three seasons of the animated Ricky Gervais Show as well as the Gervais-produced shows Extras and Life’s Too Short has greenlighted a new project headlined by Stephen Merchant, Gervais’ longtime writing and business partner.

Loosely based on his touring stand-up comedy show Hello Ladies will find Merchant playing a fictionalized version of himself, wherein the British comedian is on the hunt for the perfect woman in Hollywood, according to Deadline. Merchant is co-writing Hello Ladies with former original Office writer/producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

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