HBO has released the first teaser for its eight-episode series Hello Ladies. The comedy, co-written, directed by and starring The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, is co-written with former Office writer-producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. All three exec produce. Merchant plays a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles. Hello Ladies debuts on September 29. Below, Merchant and Nate Torrence exhibit their foot-in-mouth prowess while chatting up a pair of women in a bar.