Extras premiered on HBO on September 25, 2006. What happens when a beleaguered "background artist" finally catches his big break? For Andy Millman, who's just broken through with his own TV sitcom, fame means a whole new level of humiliation. Ricky Gervais stars as Andy Millman, a 40-something actor who gave up his day job to pursue movie fame, only to find he couldn't land any substantial parts. Undaunted by failure and convinced of his star potential, Andy finally turned the corner when a comedy pilot he wrote got picked up by a British TV network. Despite his many gaffs and foibles, Andy may well be on his way to fame and fortune... if only he can survive meddling network executives, questionable fans, and the gross ineptitude of his clueless agent, Darren Lamb. Throughout Andy's latest misadventures there is a reassuring constant: his ongoing friendship with Maggie Jacobs, the perky if none-too-bright actress who continues to slog away as an extra on various big-budget movie sets, all the while searching for a man with two even legs.