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What We Know About…HELLO LADIES

By Jef Dinsmore on Jun 7, 2013 to Hello Ladies

merchant-stephenphoto credit: Justin Hoch cc

Production Company: ABC Studios, behind many of the ABC network’s programming, is the company behind this series.

Written By: Lee Eisenberg (wrote for HBO’s THE MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN; U.S. version of The Office and the upcoming Ghostbusters III), Stephen Merchant (wrote for both versions of the Office; HBO’s EXTRAS, THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW and LIFE’S TOO SHORT) and Gene Stupnitsky (who wrote the movies Year One and Bad Teacher and for The Office (U.S.)

Directed by: Stephen Merchant, who has directed episodes of HBO’s LIFE’S TOO SHORT and EXTRAS as well as the U.K. version of The Office.

Executive Producers: Are the three previously mentioned writers and Dan Kaplow.

Cast: The IMDb as listed the following cast (listed alphabetically): Irene Choi as Dude’s girlfriend; Danielle Cloutier as Woman #1; Amanda Jane Cooper as Amber; Ehab Elgharabawy as himself; Andy Hnilo as Random Guy; Lee Kholafa as Guy outside bar; Katie Malia as Woman #2; Molly McQueen as Courtney’s friend; Stephen Merchant as Steve; Amelia Morck as Cute Girl; Jo Newman as Random Woman; Aaron F. Randell as Nightclub Patron; Nate Torrence as Wade; Kevin Weisman as Kives and Christine Woods as Jessica.

Ordered: One Season comprised of eight episodes.

Status To Date: HBO has announced a Premiere Date for this series but very little is known about it. It stars Stephen Merchant as a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles, CA. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won’t let him in.

Premiere Date: Sunday, 09.29 beginning at 10:30 pm.

HBOWatch Links: HELLO LADIES was first reported in a Development Slate piece on 07.30.12 –Steven Merchant has more Plans for HBO.
The next time it appeared was on 09.11.12 –Comedy Pilot HELLO LADIES Being Cast.
The next post was a Development Slate on 11.15.12  – HBO Picks UP HELLO LADIES.
The last time HBOWatch was able to track this series was on 12.06.12 with HELLO LADIES Coming Soon.

In Conclusion: Then there was silence for six months until 06.06 when HBO sent a press release confirming that HELLO LADIES would be on the Fall Schedule. Again, we look for it on September 29th at 10:30pm. HBOWatch will post TnTs (Teasers & Trailers) as they appear.

  • The Plain Truth

    Well now that it has aired, was not really all that original. It’s David Brent goes to SoCal.
    If you’ve spent any time with the British version of The Office, you already know this character extremely well.
    Afraid episode one was a bit too predictable. Hopefully it gets better.

  • I’ve liked his other stuff (Lifes too Short, The Office UK) so Im willing to give this one a shot! Particularly if HBO execs are greenlighting it.

    • I agree I think this is one I’ll be keeping an eye out for.

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