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HBO Snaps Up New Ricky Gervais Comedy 'Life's Too Short'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 23rd 2011 11:25AM
Ricky Gervais, Warwick DavisHBO is sticking with all things Ricky Gervais and has picked up his new BBC comedy 'Life's Too Short.'

The fake documentary comedy was created by Gervais and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant and stars veteran actor Warwick Davis as a version of himself.

The 'Star Wars' and 'Willow' actor will star as "a down-and-out little person desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight," according to HBO.

Each episode will feature cameos from famous folks including Johnny Depp and Steve Carrell. Gervais and Merchant will have minor roles on the series.

'Life's Too Short' debuts on BBC Two later in 2011. The HBO launch will be in 2012. The first season will be six episodes.

Watch a preview of 'Life's Too Short' below.

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Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Team For New Pilot

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 21st 2010 2:30PM
Warwick DavisRicky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the brains behind 'The Office' and 'Extras,' have joined forces once again for the pilot of 'Life's Too Short,' a single-camera, 30-minute comedy starring Warwick Davis (pictured).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the pilot for BBC2 follows 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars' actor Davis in his day-to-day life. Gervais and Merchant appear in minor roles.

Billed as an observational comedy, the pilot also tackles the frustrations Davis faces as a little person.

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