Hello Ladies, A New HBO Comedy Series Starring ‘The Office’ Creator Stephen Merchant

Hello Ladies is a new HBO comedy series starring Stephen Merchant, one of the creators of The Office that airs Sunday nights at 10:30PM. HBO has posted the first episode in its entirety on YouTube, and you can read a review at The New York Times.

In his first starring series role, Stephen Merchant portrays Stuart, a web designer who recently relocated to LA from England in hopes of finding excitement, romance, and maybe even a soul mate. Working out of his LA home, Stuart has an easy rapport with an attractive roommate named Jessica (Christine Woods), though it is clear she’s not romantically interested in him. Half as charming as he thinks he is – and twice as desperate – Stuart is obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, and doggedly hits the LA social scene in the company of pals Wade (Nate Torrence), who’s in the throes of a separation from his wife, and Kives (Kevin Weisman), a charismatic paraplegic who fares far better with the ladies than Stuart or Wade.