Extras

11:15 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, August 2 on Comedy Network

Tim’s world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Meanwhile, David Brent secures the services of a dating agency and dates a rather disappointing selection of single women.

Sunday, June 28 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

Andy’s hounded by bad publicity after a faux pas at a restaurant; Daniel Radcliffe tries to shed his innocent Harry Potter image on a movie set by making lascivious remarks to women. Diana Rigg appears as herself.

Sunday, June 21 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

Andy tries to lift his spirits after a number of bad reviews, but instead learns a humiliating side of fame when he meets David Bowie at a club.

Sunday, June 14 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

Andy is irked by the evolution of his sitcom, and Orlando Bloom brags about his good looks to a dubious Maggie.

Sunday, June 7 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

Andy discusses an idea for a sitcom with Patrick Stewart while appearing in an Elizabethan period film. Later, Andy finds a convenient scapegoat for a career-threatening incident.

Flinch. Wince. Explode in gales of guilt-ridden laughter. Starting May 3, The Comedy Network loads up on British wit with 90 minutes of Ricky Gervais. The network presents a double-dose of Gervais with THE OFFICE at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by his triumphant sophomore project, EXTRAS at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT, airing uncut and uncensored, back-to-back.

It seems many Canadians love to poke fun at the absurd, the over-hyped, and humdrum details of everyday life, and no one does it better than Ricky Gervais. His brilliant portrayal of the world’s best-worst boss, David Brent in THE OFFICE, connected with paper pushers across the country. Then, when EXTRAS premiered on The Comedy Network in 2008, viewers faithfully tuned in each week to watch Andy Millman struggle with egos and dunces on his way to fame and fortune. His masterful manipulation of the dull to hilarious is unmatched, and people who like to laugh can’t get enough.

To stiffen your funny bone, below are some memorable quotes from THE OFFICE, and EXTRAS:

THE OFFICE: David Brent-isms

“I haven’t got a sign on the door that says white people only. I don’t care if you’re black, brown or yellow – you know, Orientals make very good workers.” – Season 1, Episode 1, “Downsize”

“If you have lost both legs and both arms just go ‘at least I’m not dead’. Though I’d rather be dead in that situation to be honest – I’m not saying people like that should be put down. I’m saying that in my life I’d rather not live without arms and legs ’cause you know… I’m just getting into yoga.” – Season 2, Episode 4, “Motivation”

EXTRAS – Celebrity Guest Quotes

“If you do a film about the Holocaust, you’re guaranteed an Oscar … that’s why I’m doing it: Schindler’s bloody List …” Kate Winslet as herself in the role of a nun during the Holocaust. – Season 1, Episode 1, “Kate Winslet”

“How can I cheer up this orphaned kid? By showing him the DVD of Dodgeball? Well, sure, then he’ll be happy for an hour and a half, but what then? Do I show him Dodgeball again? Of course, he’ll get more out of it, because he’ll spot new things the second time round. It’s layered; it’s written that way. But how many times can I show him Dodgeball? Seven, eight, maybe. Then what?” – Season 1, Episode 2, “Ben Stiller”

— Celebrities Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe, Sir Ian McKellen, and Chris Martin guest star —

The second and final season of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s critically-acclaimed comedy Extras begins Tuesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network. Featuring cameo performances by Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe, Sir Ian McKellen, and Chris Martin, the second season of the Golden Globe® and Emmy® winning British comedy is more hilarious than the first.

Ricky Gervais stars as Andy Millman, a 40-something actor who gives up his day job to pursue movie fame, only to discover he can’t land any speaking parts. In Season Two, Andy turns the corner when a comedy pilot he writes gets picked up by a British TV network. Despite his many gaffes and foibles, Andy may be on his way to fame and fortune. To get there he must survive meddling network executives, questionable fans, his none-to-bright friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen), and the gross ineptitude of his clueless agent, Darren Lamb (Stephen Merchant).

Season Two episode descriptions below:

EXTRAS – Season Two
30 minutes x six

Episode One
Andy and the BBC are in conflict over his sitcom, When the Whistle Blows. His idea of a classy sitcom for BBC2 is in tatters because the BBC wants to show it on BBC1 and make him wear a silly wig and glasses. Meanwhile, on Maggie’s film set, Orlando Bloom is trying to convince everyone he is sexier than Johnny Depp and can’t believe she doesn’t find him attractive.

Guest stars: Orlando Bloom

Episode Two
Andy realizes that fame is not all it is cracked up to be. His sitcom has received terrible reviews, he’s gained some nerdy fans, and then there’s the problem of how much he should give to a street beggar now that he’s a minor celebrity. Andy confides his woes to David Bowie in a classy bar, and suffers the humiliation of being the subject of the megastar’s latest composition about a “little fat man who sold his soul.”

Guest star: David Bowie

Episode Three
First comes the success, then the backlash and the British press aren’t about to change the rules. Andy has incurred their wrath and needs an experienced PR guru to help him. On the set of his new film, Daniel Radcliffe is trying his staggeringly poor chat-up lines on anything female.

Guest stars: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Episode Four
Good news. When the Whistle Blows has received a BAFTA nomination. Bad news. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, wants to be in the show. Then at the awards ceremony, not only does the show not win, but Darren and Maggie both contrive to get Andy into trouble.

Guest stars: Chris Martin

Episode Five
In pursuit of credibility, Andy Millman takes a role in a play directed by Sir Ian McKellen – a two-hander called A Month of Summers. If only his agent had told him it was about gay lovers.

Guest stars: Ian McKellen, Germaine Greer

Episode Six
Andy Millman has changed. With a new celebrity chum, chat show host Jonathan Ross, he seems to be leaving behind his old best friend, Maggie. He even decides to get rid of his useless agent. When Andy is pressed into visiting a sick child in hospital by his pushy mum, he meets Robert Lindsay, who is less than impressed when the child and his mum fail to recall his 70s sitcom, Citizen Smith.

Guest stars: Jonathan Ross, Robert Lindsay (My Family, Hornblower)

Tuesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV

Patrick

On the set of an Elizabethan drama, Andy pitches a sitcom pilot script to Patrick Stewart, who shares his own screenwriting story ideas. Stewart gets his script into the right hands but, while working on the pilot, Andy nearly sabotages his big break after calling his script editor “too gay.”

Tuesday 26 February / 10-10:40 p.m. ET/PT

Les

Andy’s incompetent agent finally gets his client a speaking role — playing a gay genie in a stage adaptation of “Aladdin.” Despite Andy’s best thespian efforts, the play crashes after its star, TV game show host Les Dennis, learns that his young fiancée has been fooling around — and takes it out on the audience.

Tuesday 19 February / 10-10:40 p.m. ET/PT

Sam

A fellow extra helps Andy get a big line on the set of a cop movie, but the man expects friendship in return, torturing Andy with his wretched tales and badgering him to take him out. Guest starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Tuesday 12 February / 10-10:40 p.m. ET/PT