Like 'Homeland' before it, HBO seems to have gotten wise to the fact that this past Sunday may have proven an altogether difficult spot to launch new programs, even after AMC's airing of the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, "Felina." To wit, the premium cable network has made available Kenny Powers' final(-ish) 'Eastbound & Down' season premiere, along with 'Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant's new dating comedy 'Hello Ladies'!
No, not that 'The Office,' but close! Instead, the original 'The Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant is getting into business with HBO once more, working on a series order for 'Hello Ladies,' to be written, directed and headlined by Merchant himself. Picked up for a full eight episodes, the comedy also boasts former 'The Office' writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, but what story does the new series tell? Might it have any connectivity with Merchant's other HBO work?