Stephen Merchant Scores TV deal with HBO
Stephen Merchant Photo: Michael Caulfield
Stephen Merchant, the co-creator of the UK smash hit comedy The Office, has just landed a television deal with HBO. Called Hello Ladies, the sitcom will star Merchant, who stands at exactly 2 metres tall and was once referred to by Ricky Gervais as a 'googly-eyed freak', as an awkward Englishman searching for love in Los Angeles. The show is loosely based on his standup act. HBO has ordered 8 episodes of the series so far.
Half as charming as he thinks he is — and twice as desperate — he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people. Unfortunately the beautiful people won’t let him in.
Oh poor Stephen.
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