Episodes: 13 (half-hour, 90 minute finale)
TV show dates: September 25, 2005 — December 16, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Shaun Pye, Sarah Moyle, Andrew Buckley, Jamie Chapman, Martin Savage, Guy Henry, Liza Tarbuck, Gerard Kelly, Sarah Preston, and Jonathan Ross
TV show description:
Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) gives up his job at age 40 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional actor.
Because of his age and “blend-in appearance,” Andy has a hard time landing any decent parts. He and his friend Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen) work much of the time as extras in various film projects. While Maggie spends her time on set looking for dates, Andy searches for ways to get bigger roles, often with no success.
Andy’s agent Darren Lamb (Stephen Merchant) provides little assistance. Celebrity guest stars often appear as outrageous versions of themselves.