Hello Ladies
Created by
Opening theme"Alone Too Long" by Hall & Oates
ComposerVik Sharma
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Lee Eisenberg
  • Gene Stupnitsky
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesFour Eyes Entertainment
Quantity Entertainment
ABC Studios
HBO Entertainment
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) –
November 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)

Hello Ladies is an American sitcom created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky. It stars Merchant as an Englishman looking for love in modern Los Angeles.[1] The series premiered on the American network HBO on September 29, 2013.[1] On January 23, 2014, HBO canceled the series; however, the series was concluded with a feature-length special, which aired on November 22, 2014.[2]

Hello Ladies was adapted from Merchant's stand-up show of the same name. The show's title comes from the catchphrase Stuart uses at least once per episode.


Stuart "Hello Ladies" Pritchard is a socially inept Englishman living in Los Angeles with the intent of finding the woman of his dreams. However, the unlucky Stuart keeps falling into situations that, more often than not, have him embarrassing himself in front of women. Stuart's support network include his best friend Wade, who is trying to cope with life as a bachelor after he and his wife separate, and Jessica, an aspiring actress-screenwriter living in his guest-house.


Guest stars included Nicole Kidman, David Hornsby, Crista Flanagan, Jenny Slate, Lindsey Broad, Carly Craig, Eddie Pepitone, Lucy Punch, Marc Evan Jackson, Wayne Federman, Sean Wing and Sarah Wright.[4]

Critical reception

On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the lone season of Hello Ladies scored 58 out of 100, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[5]


Season 1 (2013)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)0.552[6]
Stuart's plans to pick up his roommate Jessica's friend go awry when he finds himself out in the LA nightlife with his two friends: glum Wade, in the middle of separating from his wife, and dirty-minded ladies' man Kives, who uses a wheelchair.
2"The Limo"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)0.410[7]
When Wade's ex-wife rejects his plan to take her out in a limo, Stuart, hoping to impress ladies, hits the town in the luxury car with Wade and Kives.
3"The Date"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergOctober 13, 2013 (2013-10-13)0.477[8]
After Jessica points out that a woman (Lindsey Broad) at the gym's drink counter is flirting with him, Stuart asks her out but starts getting paranoid about her texts.
4"The Dinner"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergOctober 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)N/A
Stuart goes to a gay bar to hit on women after Jessica tells him that straight women hang out there because they're less likely to be hit on.
5"Pool Party"Julian FarinoStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergOctober 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)N/A
Stuart throws a pool party in the hopes of it becoming a playboy-esque bash. Meanwhile, Jessica takes in a 19-year-old homeless girl.
6"Long Beach"Julian FarinoDaniel ChunNovember 3, 2013 (2013-11-03)N/A
Stuart tries to befriend the tough construction workers doing repairs at his house, Wade makes a romantic gesture to win back his wife, and Jessica tells Glenn she wants a real relationship--all with disastrous results.
7"The Wedding"Greg DanielsRon WeinerNovember 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)N/A
Stuart and Jessica's time at a wedding begins without much promise, but soon finds great professional news for her and a promising interaction with a lovely model for him.
8"The Drive"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergNovember 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)N/A
Wade faces a hard truth about his failing marriage. Jessica's glee over her breakthrough casting turns to sadness when she gets bad news. Stuart's quest to see Kimberley, a model, takes several surprising turns.

The Movie (2014)

Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
"Hello Ladies: The Movie"Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee EisenbergNovember 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)N/A
After his ex-girlfriend calls to tell Stuart that she and her husband will be visiting LA, Stuart, desperate to show he's "won at life," enlists Jessica to pose as his girlfriend.


The opening theme music is "Alone Too Long" by Hall & Oates. Credits music for each episode differs:

Season 1 (2013)

Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014)

Home media

"Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie" was released on DVD on May 26, 2015, which includes deleted scenes and making-of featurette. The complete collection is available in HD via iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, though no Blu-ray release has been announced. The series also are available on HBO Max in United States, Latin America and Europe.


  1. ^ a b "Hot Teaser: HBO's 'Hello Ladies'". Deadline Hollywood. June 10, 2013. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 23, 2014). "HBO's 'Family Tree' Will Not Be Renewed, 'Hello Ladies' Will Wrap Run With Special, 'Getting On' Eyes Second Season Pickup". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Andreeva, Nellie (November 1, 2012). "HBO Picks Up To Series 'Hello Ladies' Comedy Pilot From Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 25, 2013). "New HBO Comedy Series 'Hello Ladies', Starring Stephen Merchant, to Premiere September 29". Zap2it. Archived from the original on July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hello Ladies". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2023.
  6. ^ The Deadline Team (October 1, 2013). "HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' Holds Up Against Stiff Sunday Competition". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Kissell, Rick (October 8, 2013). "'Blacklist,' 'Agents of SHIELD' Among Fall's Brightest New Stars". Variety. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Kissell, Rick (October 15, 2013). "'Homeland,' 'Masters of Sex' Hold Their Own on Sunday". Variety. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2013.