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VIDEO: Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale

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Length: 01:24:00
Aired: 12/17/2007

Be careful what you wish for. Case in point: Andy Millman, the sitcom star who wants desperately to be taken seriously as an actor, and is willing to do anything--including pulling the plug on his hit show--to do it. Ricky Gervais is back as Andy in the 81-minute finale of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. Guest stars include George Michael and others. watch

VIDEO: Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale

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Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
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Length: 05:14:00
Aired: 12/17/2007

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Case in point: Andy Millman, the sitcom star who wants desperately to be taken seriously as an actor, and is willing to do anything--including pulling the plug on his hit show--to do it. Emmy(R) Award-winner Ricky Gervais is back as Andy in the special finale of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. The stellar cast includes Ashley Jensen who returns in the comical role of Andy's best friend Maggie Jacobs, Stephen Merchant as Andy's clueless agent Darren Lamb, and Shaun Pye as Andy's arch-nemesis Greg Lindley Jones, a fellow extra who has suddenly hit the dramatic big time...to Andy's chagrin. watch

VIDEO: Extras: Extra Special Series Finale (HBO)

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Length: 01:23:54
Aired: 12/17/2007

Ends 12/31/15. Be careful what you wish for. Case in point: Andy Millman, the sitcom star who wants desperately to be taken seriously as an actor, and is willing to do anything--including pulling the plug on his hit show--to do it. Ricky Gervais is back as Andy in the 81-minute finale of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. Guest stars include George Michael and others. watch

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Year Title Description
2007 Extras: Chris Martin Episode, Actor - Barry
2005 Funland TV Show Series, Actor - Cliff
1996 Stella Does Tricks Movie, Actor - Mr. Peter's Driver
1985 EastEnders TV Show Series, Actor - Barry Evans
Extras: Episode Episode, Actor

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February 18, 2007: "Poppa Johnnie Loves Wossy"

Extras, Extras, Read All About It!So, it’s official, according to Ricky Gervais, it is “unlikely” that Season 2 of the fantastic British comedy Extras will be followed by a corresponding Season 3. Boo-hoo is all I have to say. And as I watched the opening sequence of this week’s episode, I felt the telling was in the tale. As Andy sits in Jonathon Ross’ hot seat, a foreshadowing of things to come sets the tone. (Jonathan Ross — known to everyone as “Wossy” — is the host of a very popular British talk show that I only saw once when Jim Carrey was on, and it was ludicrous. Jim Carrey is a ridiculous amount of fun, and Jonathan was a good sport as well.) One can only assume that Ricky has set his sights on other options. Jonathan asks Andy if it will be more of the same or will he branch out. Andy replies he’d like to do some serious acting with the “greatest actor in the world,” Robert De Niro. Little did I know that Mr. De N... read more

February 4, 2007: Calm Down. Muffin?

Andy stars in a PSA in which he asks the question, “What would you rather, your child die of thirst or dysentery?” A question very similar to the ones Maggie asks of him from time to time. Chris Martin from Coldplay is up next on the PSA bandwagon and proves even more inappropriate than Andy and his friends. Chris banters about whether or not the dying children could hold his band’s new CD in a promotional spot. Then he tries to wiggle his way onto Andy’s show. Once accomplished, Chris is fed up, “Can we get on with this? I’ve got to do AIDS and Alzheimer’s and landmines this afternoon. And I want to get back for Deal or No Deal. Plus, Gwyneth’s making drumsticks.”Understandably, Andy doesn’t want to have Chris on "When the Whistle Blows" promoting his album, because people will think he’s sold out once again, and they wouldn’t be wrong. But the more flamboyant producer trumps him and has Chris on the show. Andy’s sad... read more

January 28, 2007 - Gypsies Are Eating Our Pets!

Subtitled: Are Celebrities Out of Control?Extras gets funnier every time I see it. It is so good, I had to watch it twice and I believe I laughed even harder the second go-round. Did you know that HBO is airing this show up to a day before it is programmed? I like this idea. I can watch on Saturday and let the juices meld and then write on Sunday, having watched it a second, hilarious time. Stories get out of hand as Andy’s restaurant faux pas turns into a horrible media scandal. When he tries to fix it, he refuses to apologize the entire time, and the spin becomes negative again since he had gotten into a fight with a dwarf and had knocked him unconscious. The episode guest was Daniel Radcliffe, whose naughty little Cub Scout routine was out of control. In a scene where he is dressed as Harry Potter, Daniel says to Maggie, “I’ve done it with a girl, I mean intercourse-wise.” He tries to have it off with every girl on the set — not exactly the Harry Potter... read more

January 21, 2007: Extras 08

The best thing that can be said for Andy’s new show, When the Whistle Blows, is that it has a catchy theme song. It inspires weirdos to approach him and the elite to write lurid songs about him. What do you get when you mingle the description of a crappy show with the word "sitcom"? Wish I could write it here. Darren Lamb, par for the course, tries to make Andy feel better and only depresses him more. The only good review of his show is from the paper that didn’t bother to write about it; it was that bad. Did you know that Ashley Jenson, who plays Maggie, also has a recurring role on the American sitcom Ugly Betty? But it’s her naïveté here that makes her the more charming. She’s Andy’s only real friend, but she has an innocence about her that makes her quite unaware how much she hurts him. It happens quite often, to much comic relief. The scene with the homeless guy is priceless for so many reasons. One) because the homeless guy keeps abreast of a... read more

January 14, 2007: Orlando Bloom

The season premiere of Extras opens on a promised star, Orlando Bloom, in a scene that looks a lot like a British version of The War of the Roses.When the astonishingly good-looking, or so he thinks, Orlando Bloom finds out that Maggie doesn’t think he is all that, he sets out to prove how attractive he is, and in the meantime dishes on Johnny Depp. Orlando’s best line? “Willie Wonka — Johnny Wanker”.Andy has a crisis of identity when he realizes that the sitcom he wrote is not turning out the way he had expected. He is a man surrounded by complete idiots. His agent, Darren Lamb, the incomparable Stephen Merchant, spends more time trying to get his protégé Barry, whose sense of dignity gets called into question, into Andy’s role in the show than he does working with his other client. His friend Maggie doesn’t remember that his show begins shooting that night, and his producers think big glasses are funny. The agent reminds me very much of... read more

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