[04/19/12 - 10:33 AM]
BBC America Warms Up for London Olympics With British Hit Comedy "Twenty Twelve" Starring Hugh Bonneville Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin and Karl Theobald also star in the series, premiering Saturday, June 30.
[11/17/11 - 06:35 AM]
Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Ricky Gervais Set for the Third Consecutive Year as Host of NBC's Live Broadcast of "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on Sunday, January 15, 2012 "They must be mad. Not sure if I'm flattered that they trust me or insulted that they trust me. Either way... they shouldn't trust me," said Gervais.
[06/22/11 - 11:00 AM]
Production Begins in London on New HBO Comedy Series "Life's Too Short," Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and Starring Warwick Davis The seven-episode series will debut on BBC Two later this year and on HBO in 2012.
[01/06/11 - 02:08 PM]
Ricky Gervais Brings "An Idiot Abroad" to Science Channel The eight-episode series will out Saturday, January
22 with back-to-back episodes.
[11/29/10 - 01:17 PM]
"Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special," Featuring the Superstar in His Second HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Dec. 18 The special was taped before a live audience at the Chicago Theatre in October.
[08/02/10 - 01:43 PM]
Janeane Garofalo and Russ Tamblyn Guest Star in IFC's Original Comedy Series, ''The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret'' David Cross toplines the project, which rolls out Friday, October 1 at 10:00/9:00c.
[12/22/09 - 12:32 PM]
The Ricky Gervais Show, Animated Comedy Series Based on the Smash-Hit Podcast, Debuts FeB. 19, Exclusively on Hbo The show's debut will be followed by the second-season launch of "The Life and Times of Tim."
[10/26/09 - 11:09 AM]
Multi-Talented Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner Ricky Gervais to Host NBC's "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on Sunday, January 17 "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down," said Gervais.
[08/12/08 - 04:44 PM]
Hit British Comedy the It Crowd to Air on IFC 'Automat' Beginning This Fall IFC will air the first two seasons this fall beginning September 30.
[07/17/08 - 05:40 AM]
The 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE... "John Adams" leads all nominations with 23, followed by "30 Rock" (17), "Mad Men" (16) and "Pushing Daisies" (12).
[01/13/08 - 07:00 PM]
65th Golden Globe Award Winners On the TV side, AMC's "Mad Men" is named top drama while HBO's "Extras" earns best comedy.
[12/20/07 - 08:59 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) "Ugly Betty," "The Sopranos" and "30 Rock" lead all TV nominations with three each.
[12/13/07 - 05:30 AM]
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards for the Year Ended December 31, 2007 Nominations Release Nominations Press Release HBO leads all networks with 18 nominations while FX's "Damages" tops all series with four nods.
[10/31/07 - 01:17 PM]
HBO Books 'Extras' Finale; Usa, Showtime Set Winter Plans "The Extra Special Series Finale" will air Sunday, December 16 at 9:00/8:00c.
[09/17/07 - 12:19 PM]
HBO Receives 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, the Most of Any Network This Year; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Leads HBO Programming with 6 Emmys "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" topped HBO's list of winners with 6 awards, while "The Sopranos," "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" and "Rome" each received 3 awards.
[09/16/07 - 08:00 PM]
Winners of the 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards Announced NBC's "30 Rock" takes home Outstanding Comedy Series while HBO's "The Sopranos" closes out its run as Outstanding Drama Series.
[08/15/07 - 06:05 PM]
An Elite Army Unit Bring Ultimate Force to BBC America The show's ensemble cast includes "Heroes" co-star Sendhil Ramamurthy.
[07/31/07 - 06:00 PM]
All New Programs for September BBC America details its September programming highlights.
[07/19/07 - 01:44 PM]
HBO Receives 86 Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Leads All Programming with 17 Nominations; the Sopranos Leads All Series with 15 Nominations The pay channel received the most nominations of any network for the seventh year in a row.
[07/19/07 - 05:40 AM]
The 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE... Toping the nominations list are HBO's "Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee" (17), AMC's "Broken Trail" (16), HBO's "The Sopranos" (15) and ABC's "Ugly Betty" (11).
[07/13/07 - 05:56 PM]
A Hotel with No Reservations BBC America details its new drama "Hotel Babylon," which premieres Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00/8:00c.
[07/12/07 - 12:30 PM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Nominated Comedy Series Extras to End Its Run with a One-Hour Special Written and Directed by Series Creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant The special will shoot in August, with the debut date to be
announced when is confirmed.
[03/20/07 - 01:37 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 20 Updates include: "Extras" to wrap, ABC adds another series to its summer slate plus our usual wave of casting news.
[02/22/07 - 01:23 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of February 12-18): TNT's 'Nba All-Star Game' Falls Short The cable channel nevertheless takes the top three spots on cable last week.
[07/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Sacks 'Rome,' Delays 'Sopranos' Until March, More
[07/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Receives 95 Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year; Elizabeth I Leads HBO Programming with 13 Nominations
[07/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
2005 - 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
[05/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Adds Four Dramas, NBC Goes for 'Years'
[02/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: February 22
[11/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
Hbo, FX Outline Their Early 2006 Plans
[10/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: October 3-5
[09/30/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: September 28-30
[08/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
BBC Two Orders Extra Extras
[07/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Renews 'Entourage,' Sets Dates for 'Curb,' 'Extras' and More
[04/27/05 - 12:00 AM]
Gervais/Merchant Series Extras Set to Take America by Storm
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
completed airing its current season
3 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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(from HBO's web site, September 2008) What happens when a beleaguered "background artist" finally catches his big break? For Andy Millman, who's just broken through with his own TV sitcom, fame means a whole new level of humiliation. Ricky Gervais stars as Andy Millman, a 40-something actor who gave up his day job to pursue movie fame -- only to find he couldn't land any substantial parts. Undaunted by failure and convinced of his star potential, Andy finally turned the corner when a comedy pilot he wrote got picked up by a British TV network. Despite his many gaffs and foibles, Andy may well be on his way to fame and fortune...if only he can survive meddling network executives, questionable fans, and the gross ineptitude of his clueless agent, Darren Lamb (Stephen Merchant). Throughout Andy's latest misadventures there is a reassuring constant: his ongoing friendship with Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen), the perky if none-too-bright actress who continues to slog away as an extra on various big-budget movie sets, all the while searching for a man with two even legs. Season Two also features appearances by Orlando Bloom (Kingdom of Heaven, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean films), pop star David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe (title character for the Harry Potter hits), Coldplay's Chris Martin, Sir Ian McKellen (the X-Men series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and flamboyant British radio and TV personality Jonathan Ross. The first season of Extras earned numerous accolades from critics: "Extras is a winner" (TV Guide), "The pay channel's best half-hour since 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'" (Daily Variety), "wincingly funny... Gervais is an absolute master" (The Washington Post), "hugely entertaining" (New York Sun), "fabulously funny" (New York Daily News), and "*****" (Maxim). Last season's guests included Kate Winslet, Patrick Stewart, Ross Kemp, Vinnie Jones and Les Dennis. (Winslet and Stewart were both Emmy®-nominated for their guest roles.) Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, 'Extras' is a joint production of HBO and the BBC.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs · Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman · Stephen Merchant as Agent
· Charlie Hanson as PROD · Jon Plowman as EP · Ricky Gervais as CRTR/EP/DIR · Ricky Gervais as DIR (Pilot) · Ricky Gervais as WRTR (Pilot) · Stephen Merchant as CRTR/EP/DIR · Stephen Merchant as DIR (Pilot) · Stephen Merchant as WRTR (Pilot)
· comedy (all) · comedy (single-camera)
· BBC Worldwide Productions