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Stephen Merchant

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  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES NCIS Parsons (Colin Hanks) gains a...
  • Fall TV: Our critics find gem in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - and some duds

    Fall TV: Our critics find gem in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - and some duds
    This week marks the official start of the fall TV season. Some series have already gotten off to a start, including Fox's comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and NBC's thriller "Blacklist" (with the official trailer above). There are almost too many new shows...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef' on Fox

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Undercover Boss Randy Dewitt, CEO of...
  • TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'

    TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'
    Sunday will be a busy night. "Breaking Bad" (AMC, Sunday). After 10,000 episodes, the gold-encrusted body of "Breaking Bad" will be laid to rest Sunday night, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, after which we can officially begin...
  • Review: HBO's 'Hello Ladies' a cringe-worthy comedy that works

    Review: HBO's 'Hello Ladies' a cringe-worthy comedy that works
    Stephen Merchant, the tall fellow sometimes found near Ricky Gervais (he co-wrote and co-directed "The Office" and "Extras," and costarred in the latter), has put himself out front in his own HBO series. Created with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky...
  • Farewell party at 'The Office' after 9 years

    Farewell party at 'The Office' after 9 years
    An old index card reads: Original. Real. Poignant. Those were the first words Greg Daniels jotted down a decade ago as his guide in adapting the daft British TV series "The Office" for an American audience. The ideas on the flimsy card stock proved...
  • Wednesday Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Revolution Rachel and her...
  • This time, Ricky Gervais tries playing 'nice'

    This time, Ricky Gervais tries playing 'nice'
    Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him. "People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would...
  • 'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed

    'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed
    Comedy Central announced Wednesday it was renewing three of its comedy series, "Brickleberry," "Key & Peele" and "Drunk History," for new seasons to air in 2014. Of the three shows, "Key & Peele" has had the longest run, with the network ordering a...
  • 'Eastbound & Down' to end its run on HBO

    'Eastbound & Down' to end its run on HBO
    We wanted to start off this post with an astute Powerism -- but, darn it, none of them were clean enough, so we'll just get to it: brusque comedy "Eastbound & Down" will, indeed, end its run on HBO after its upcoming fourth season. Let out your best...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...