Air Date: July 21st, 2005
An aspiring actor gives up his day job to pursue a career in movies.
Season 2 - Episode 6 : Jonathan Ross Oct 19, 2006
TV host Jonathan Ross promises Andy a gig with a film icon; Andy and Maggie make a sick boy's dream come true.
Season 2 - Episode 5 : Sir Ian McKellen Oct 12, 2006
In pursuit of credibility, Andy takes a role in a play directed by Sir Ian McKellen called "A Month of Summers"; when Andy finds out that the production is a tale of love between men, he becomes uncomfortable with the part.
Season 2 - Episode 4 : Chris Martin Oct 5, 2006
Chris Martin promotes a Coldplay LP; Maggie gets a new dress; Andy and Ronnie Corbett find themselves banned from BAFTA shows.
Season 2 - Episode 3 : Daniel Radcliffe Sep 28, 2006
Andy has incurred the wrath of the British press and needs an experienced PR guru to help him, but unfortunately agent Darren Lamb is the only one willing to take on the role.
Season 2 - Episode 2 : David Bowie Sep 21, 2006
Andy realizes that fame is not all it is cracked up to be; to make matters worse, when Andy confides his woes to David Bowie, he suffers the humiliation of being the subject of the star's latest composition.
As with the Gervais-Merchant "The Office," the more time you spend with the characters in "Extras," the more you feel their pain as well as laugh at their expense. Show More
A looser show [than The Office], another comedy of frustration, but with a feckless sweetness (which is exactly what My Name Is Earl lacks). [17 Oct 2005, p.39] Show More
Andy's humiliations as a minor celebrity aren't quite as funny as was his earlier shame at being a nobody, but as a satire of showbiz vanity, Extras can still be described as (what else?) stellar. [29 Jan 2007, p.43] Show More