“Cringe comedy at its most raw and,occasionally, poignant.” – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail on HELLOLADIES
“Painfully awkward and, at times,painfully funny” – Alex Strachan, Postmedia Newson Stephen Merchant onHELLO LADIES
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TORONTO(November 3, 2014)–Things are about to get awkward…again. Golden Globe® andEmmy® winner Stephen Merchant (THE OFFICE, EXTRAS) returns as gawkyand desperate English transplant Stuart Pritchard, in HELLO LADIES: THEMOVIE.The 80-minute comedy wraps up Merchant’s HBO series HELLO LADIES and premieres Saturday, Nov. 22 at10 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.Season 1 ofHELLO LADIES is currently available in EasternCanada on TMNGO and HBO Canada OnDemand, and in WesternCanada with ShawGo Movie Central app, BellTV app, Telus Optik on thego, and via on-demand platforms.
HELLOLADIES: THE MOVIErevisits the awkward misadventures of Stuart, a gawky 6’7” English transplantseeking excitement, romance and the woman of his dreams amidst the dazzlingnightlife scene in Los Angeles. In the movie, when Stuart learns that hisBritish ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, hesets out to impress them with his glamourous lifestyle, enlisting a Russianmodel he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend.
In addition toMerchant, HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE also stars: Christine Woods(GO ON) as Jessica; Nate Torrence (She’sOut of My League) asWade; Kevin Weisman (ALIAS)as Kives; andKyle Mooney (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE)as Rory. Sean Wing (Glenn, 90210) and CristaFlanagan (Marion, MAD TV) return in guest roles.
HELLOLADIES: THE MOVIEis produced in association with ABC Studios, and isdirected by Stephen Merchant, written and executive produced by Merchant,GeneStupnitsky (THE OFFICE), and LeeEisenberg(THE OFFICE), and produced by Dan Kaplow (UNITED STATES OFTARA).
In EasternCanada, the special will be available on TMNGOandHBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the gowith ShawGo Movie Central app, BellTV app, Telus Optik on thego, and HBO Canada On Demand.
HBO Canada is amultiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and CorusEntertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
HBOCanada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedicprograms, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedyseries, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titlesfrom HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming isaccessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider.For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In EasternCanada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’slargest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered byCorus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus EntertainmentInc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additionalassets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishingand children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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