|Opening theme||"Alone Too Long" by Hall & Oates|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Four Eyes Entertainment|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original release||September 29, 2013 –|
November 22, 2014
Hello Ladies is an American sitcom created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky. It stars Merchant as an Englishman looking for love in modern Los Angeles. The series premiered on the American network HBO on September 29, 2013. On January 23, 2014, HBO canceled the series; however, the series was concluded with a feature-length special, which aired on November 22, 2014.
Hello Ladies was adapted from Merchant's stand-up show of the same name.
Stuart "Hello Ladies" Pritchard (Merchant) is a socially inept Englishman living in Los Angeles with the intent of finding the woman of his dreams. However, the unlucky Stuart keeps falling into situations that, more often than not, have him embarrassing himself in front of women. Along for the ride include his best friend Wade (Nate Torrence), who is trying to cope with life as a bachelor again after he and his wife separate and Jessica (Christine Woods), an aspiring actress-screenwriter living in Stuart's guest-house. The show's title is based on Pritchard's nickname which comes from the catch phrase he uses at least once per episode (but often 3-4 times).
- Stephen Merchant as Stuart Pritchard
- Christine Woods as Jessica Vanderhoff
- Nate Torrence as Wade Bailey
- Kevin Weisman as Kives
- Kyle Mooney as Rory
Season 1 (2013)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Pilot"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||September 29, 2013||0.552|
|Stuart's plans to pick up his roommate Jessica's friend go awry when he finds himself out in the LA nightlife with his two friends: glum Wade, in the middle of separating from his wife, and dirty-minded ladies' man Kives, who uses a wheelchair.|
|2||"The Limo"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||October 6, 2013||0.410|
|When Wade's ex-wife rejects his plan to take her out in a limo, Stuart, hoping to impress ladies, hits the town in the luxury car with Wade and Kives.|
|3||"The Date"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||October 13, 2013||0.477|
|After Jessica points out that a woman (Lindsey Broad) at the gym's drink counter is flirting with him, Stuart asks her out but starts getting paranoid about her texts.|
|4||"The Dinner"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||October 20, 2013||N/A|
|Stuart goes to a gay bar to hit on women after Jessica tells him that straight women hang out there because they're less likely to be hit on.|
|5||"Pool Party"||Julian Farino||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||October 27, 2013||N/A|
|Stuart throws a pool party in the hopes of it becoming a playboy-esque bash. Meanwhile, Jessica takes in a 19-year-old homeless girl.|
|6||"Long Beach"||Julian Farino||Daniel Chun||November 3, 2013||N/A|
|Stuart tries to befriend the tough construction workers doing repairs at his house, Wade makes a romantic gesture to win back his wife, and Jessica tells Glenn she wants a real relationship--all with disastrous results.|
|7||"The Wedding"||Greg Daniels||Ron Weiner||November 10, 2013||N/A|
|Stuart and Jessica's time at a wedding begins without much promise, but soon finds great professional news for her and a promising interaction with a lovely model for him.|
|8||"The Drive"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||November 17, 2013||N/A|
|Wade faces a hard truth about his failing marriage. Jessica's glee over her breakthrough casting turns to sadness when she gets bad news. Stuart's quest to see Kimberley, a model, takes several surprising turns.|
The Movie (2014)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|"Hello Ladies: The Movie"||Stephen Merchant||Stephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg||November 22, 2014||N/A|
|After his ex-girlfriend calls to tell Stuart that she and her husband will be visiting LA, Stuart, desperate to show he's "won at life," enlists Jessica to pose as his girlfriend.|
Season 1 (2013)
- Episode 1: "Kiss You All Over" by Exile
- Episode 2: "Look Who's Lonely Now" by Bill LaBounty
- Episode 3: "You Belong to the City" by Glenn Frey
- Episode 4: "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart
- Episode 5: "The Guitar Man" by Bread
- Episode 6: "Get It Right Next Time" by Gerry Rafferty
- Episode 7: "Oh Yeah" by Roxy Music
- Episode 8: "Marriage Bureau Rendezvous" by 10cc
Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014)
- "Some Like It Hot" by The Power Station, "Somebody" by Bryan Adams, "Sussudio" by Phil Collins, "Days Gone Down" by Gerry Rafferty
"Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie" was released on DVD on May 26, 2015 which includes deleted scenes and making-of featurette. The complete collection is available in HD via iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, though no Blu-ray release has been announced.
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