Stephen Merchant

‘Big Bang Theory’ Is Celebrating ‘Star Wars 7’ with This Surprise

‘Big Bang Theory’ Is Celebrating ‘Star Wars 7’ with This Surprise

We just found out how The Big Bang Theory plans to celebrate Star Wars: The Force Awakens! As reported earlier in the year before The Big Bang Theory Season 9 got started this fall, the hit sitcom is going to have an episode devoted to the release of Star Wars 7. And in that same episode, which debuts on Thursday, December 17, the day before The Force Awakens opens in theaters, we'll see the unexpected return of a fan favorite character! Excited yet?

Yes, Professor Proton lives! Sort of. In an as yet untitled episode arriving next month, Sheldon Cooper is going to be faced with making a very important life decision. And it will require the use of the Force. Though Arthur Jeffries passed away on the show two seasons ago, Emmy winner Bob Newhart will reprise his character as a Force Ghost. As we've seen in previous episodes, Professor Proton now lives in the swamps of Dagobah as a Jedi. And he will once again be reluctantly sharing his knowledge with Jim Parsons' Sheldon.

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‘Big Bang Theory’: Are These Sheldon & Amy's New Love Interests?

‘Big Bang Theory’: Are These Sheldon & Amy's New Love Interests?

Shamy is in danger of never getting back together. And their recent break may become even more complicated by the introduction of two new characters in Season 9 of The Big Bang Theory. While it hasn't been confirmed, it is believed that the recent addition of two guest stars hint that both Sheldon and Amy will be playing the field. And, oh, man! It's going to get ugly for the two former love birds.

Especially when Amy gets a load of Sheldon's new gal pal. TVLine has the first news about this possible 'Love Interest Initiation'. As we saw in last week's episode The Perspiration Implementation, Jim Parsons's Sheldon has decided that the only way he is ever going to get over Amy is if he throws himself back into the dating pool. His first attempts failed miserably, as he tried to pick up a young lady and her mom at the local watering hole, where Leonard and his pals proved to have more money than their core audience by gulping down a couple of Ballist Points, the most expensive Beer in Pasadena. But perhaps not all the pretty ladies in South Pass will be turned off by Shelly's whack-a-doo ways.

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‘Hello Ladies: The Movie’ Trailer Wraps Up The HBO Series

‘Hello Ladies: The Movie’ Trailer Wraps Up The HBO Series

The first trailer for Hello Ladies: The Movie has arrived from HBO. It seems the cable network decided that, instead of a second season of the show, the would wrap up the storyline into a movie. When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he's just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?

Hello Ladies: The Movie wraps up the comedy series from Stephen Merchant. The movie will debut November 22 at 10PM on HBO.

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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Merchant Talks Truth or Dare with Halle Berry in ‘Movie 43’

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Merchant Talks Truth or Dare with Halle Berry in ‘Movie 43’

Stephen Merchant is know for creating the popular British version of The Office alongside Ricky Gervais. The two have gone onto create and star in a number of well-received television series, and in his downtime, Stephen has appeared in a number of co-starring roles in films such as Hall Pass, Hot Fuzz, and Burke and Hare. He takes on his most challenging part to date in the Truth or Dare segment of Movie 43, starring opposite Halle Berry. The comedy also reunites him with his Hall Pass director Peter Farrelly.

We recently caught up with Stephen to find out more about the hilarious blind date he embarks on in Movie 43. Here is our conversation.

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‘Life's Too Short’ Sneak Peek Featuring Johnny Depp

The third sitcom in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's trilogy of half-hour comedies, Life's Too Short, is airing on the BBC 2 this Novembr, and will hit the US on HBO sometime next year. The series revolves around the life of working actor Warwick Davis, who is best known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 and Willow. A clip has arrived, which features Warwick Davis introducing his friend Johnny Depp to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The meeting doesn't quite go as planned, with Johnny taking Ricky to task for his comments made at last year's Golden Globes. Check out the hilarious clip, along with the series trailer, below.

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‘Truth or Dare’ Photos Featuring Halle Berry

Halle Berry was spotted on the set of her upcoming comedy Truth or Dare sporting prosthetic face make-up and enormous prosthetic breasts. The movie is the latest outrageous outing from Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Little is known about the plot, but the story finds Berry as a career driven single woman in her forties who is set-up to take the fall for corporate embezzlement after her sexy college friend from Las Vegas drops back into her life. Ken Jeong and Ricky Gervais's better half (co-creator of The Office) Stephen Merchant also star.

Truth or Dare is in development .

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Ricky Gervais' ‘Life's Too Short’ Gets Full Season Order

After delivering a well-received pilot, Ricky Gervais and partner Stephen Merchant have been given a full season order for their third series collaboration Life's Too Short, which will first air on BBC2. The duo is currently at work producing six new episodes for air later next year.

The sitcom revolves around famed actor Warwick Davis, who first gained fame starring in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Willow, and continues to work in films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. While the series will be a fictionalized account of Warwick Davis' day-to-day challenges in being "a little person in a world designed for people of a larger size", most of the stories will come from the actor's own personal background. Both Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant plan to appear throughout the six episode run, hoping to blur the line between fact and fiction even more.

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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Merchant on ‘The Office’ and ‘Life's Too Short’

The ‘Cemetery Junction’ writer-director also discusses a new TV project with Karl Pilkington.