[05/06/13 - 10:02 AM]
"Life's Too Short" Special, Wrapping Up the Comedy Series from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and Starring Warwick Davis, Debuts July 5, Exclusively on HBO
Davis reprises his role as a fictionalized version of himself in the follow-up to the HBO comedy series.

[via press release from HBO]


From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, LIFE'S TOO SHORT SPECIAL will wrap up the story of actor Warwick Davis, a little person trying to hustle his way back into the spotlight, when it debuts FRIDAY, JULY 5, exclusively on HBO. Davis reprises his role as a fictionalized version of himself in the follow-up to the HBO comedy series.

After a long cold spell, things are looking up for the self-aggrandizing Davis, who once appeared in some of Hollywood's biggest hits (the "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" films). He's living with his new girlfriend, Amy, and is elated to learn from fellow "Willow" star Val Kilmer that a sequel to that 1988 fantasy may be in the works - if Davis can help raise funds to finance the film. Is the prospect too good to be true?

In the seven-episode season of "Life's Too Short," which debuted on HBO in Feb. 2012, actor Warwick Davis struggled to jumpstart his fading career and maintain his status as Britain's "go-to" little person. In addition to running Dwarves for Hire, a talent agency for fellow showbiz little people, he regularly sought advice from his old pals Gervais and Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections would aid his career - to no avail. Among the top stars making cameos on the show last year were Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Cat Deeley.

In addition to Gervais and Merchant, other returning actors on LIFE'S TOO SHORT SPECIAL include Jo Enright as Davis' ex-wife, Sue; Rosamund Hanson as his dim-witted assistant, Cheryl; Steve Brody as his incompetent accountant; Colin Hoult as his spiritual counselor, Bryan Medici; Kiruna Stamell as Amy; and "EastEnders" actor Shaun Williamson as himself.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are the creators of the Golden Globe-winning BBC comedy series "The Office" and the HBO series "Extras" and "The Ricky Gervais Show." In addition to his feature film credits, Warwick Davis guest-starred on the series "Extras."

For more on the series, visit twitter.com @HBO #LifesTooShort.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT SPECIAL was created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant & Warwick Davis; executive producers, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Mark Freeland; producer, Charlie Hanson; written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant.

  [may 2013]  


[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.

[03/22/18 - 09:44 AM]
"Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: I'm Still Laughing" to Premiere Friday, March 23 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime(R)
Filmed at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the new special features comedy veteran and fan-favorite Bruce Bruce teaming up with Huggy Lowdown, Aida Rodriguez and Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith.

[03/22/18 - 09:23 AM]
Embedded with Survivors of the Parkland, Fla. School Shooting, CBS News Brings Viewers Inside a Movement as Students Turn Grief Into Action in "39 Days"
The one-hour special airs this Saturday, March 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/22/18 - 08:34 AM]
Seth Rogen Announces All-Star Lineup for Netflix Comedy Special
Guests scheduled to appear include: Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

[03/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
"The Rain" Is Coming to Netflix May 4
In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia.

[03/22/18 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Finales Win Tight Demo Race
The network edges ABC, CBS and NBC by one-tenth of a ratings point.

[03/21/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Daniel Ezra tapped to lead The CW's "Spencer"; Bernard David Jones lands starring role in FOX's "Our People"; and Karen Fukuhara is the latest to report for Amazon's "The Boys."

[03/21/18 - 03:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two of "Meet the Peetes"
"Viewers have welcomed the Peete family into their homes and have fallen in love with their heartfelt and touching narratives that families everywhere can relate to," said Michelle Vicary.

[03/21/18 - 03:34 PM]
Hallmark Expands Pet Adoption Initiative, Adoption Ever After, with New, Original Special "Cat Bowl"
"Cat Bowl" will feature adult cats and seniors playing a feline Hall of Fame game, Saturday, February 2, 2019.

[03/21/18 - 03:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel to Launch First Ever Interactive "Home & Family" Dream Holiday Home Contest
The contest offers the chance for one lucky viewer to win a holiday-themed home redecoration that will turn heads and be the envy of decorators across the country.