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'Eastbound & Down,' 'Life's Too Short' Get February Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 29th 2011 5:00PM
Eastbound and Down Season 3 PremiereKenny Powers is coming back for some new misadventures this February.

'Eastbound and Down' Season 3 will kick off Sun., Feb. 19 at 10PM ET. The eight-episode season will be paired with Ricky Gervais' new comedy 'Life's Too Short.'

Veteran film actor Warwick Davis headlines the fake documentary series as a fictionalized version of himself. The 'Life's Too Short' version of Davis is a down-and-out little person who is trying to get back in the spotlight.

'Life's Too Short' premieres Sun., Feb. 19 at 10:30PM ET.

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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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Johnny Depp Books a Guest Role, the Aquabats Get TV Series and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 24th 2011 11:00AM
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp is heading to TV! Want to see his guest role? Hope you have BBC2!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Depp will guest on the Ricky Gervais–produced 'Life's Too Short.'

'Life's Too Short' stars Warwick Davis as a dwarf who runs a talent agency for other dwarf stars. Gervais indicated other big name stars will stop by the sitcom, but Jerry Seinfeld will not.

In other casting news ...

Ed Harris will play John McCain in HBO's 'Game Change.' The Oscar nominee will star opposite Julianne Moore (as Sarah Palin) in the TV movie from the men behind 'Recount.' [Entertainment Weekly]

Eliza Dushku has joined Damon Wayans in a CBS comedy pilot. Dushku will play Casey, a radio sidekick to Damon Wayans' host character. [TVLine]

'Buffy' star Anthony Stewart Head has booked a role in NBC's 'Free Agents.' Head originated the role of cocky boss Stephen in the U.K. version of the series will reprise the role in the new pilot. [Hollywood Reporter]

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