Air Dates: July 21, 2005– December 27, 2007
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Shaun Pye
Ricky Gervais lives to prod and disturb, to create uncomfortable situations and leave the viewer there to squirm. Of course, it's all jokes. When Gervais partnered with HBO to create Extras, the English comic sank his claws into Hollywood.
Filmed as a mockumentery, the series included one guest each episode that became a twisted charicature of his or herself. Like Kate Winslet extolling the virtues of starring in a Holocaust picture.
In 2007, Gervais won an Emmy for his acting on the show. —RS