Ricky and Stephen Merchant's latest TV comedy series stars Warwick Davis, one of Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actors, playing a fictionalised version of himself.

It is an observational comedy following Warwick's day-to-day frustrations, but still managing to find optimism and warmth in a small world where big things happen.

Like 'Extras' before it, 'Life's Too Short' features a host of celebrity cameos. Hollywood A-listers Liam Neeson, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Steve Carrel and Sting join rub shoulders with homegrown luminaries such as Cat Deeley, Big Keith, Barry-off-Eastenders, Les Dennis, Cheggars, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Right Said Fred.

Ricky said "If Warwick Davis isn't the comedy sensation of next year I'll eat Johnny Depp's hat". Johnny Depp said "upon its debut, I anticipate an immediate 95% plummet in my domestic earnings. Thank you, for ruining my career"

Ricky and Stephen also make an appearance as themselves.

Ricky said: "Third in our trilogy of TV sitcoms, Life's Too Short is another naturalist observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas... but with a dwarf."

Warwick Davis said: "I am absolutely thrilled that the BBC has 'green-lit' the first series of Life's Too Short. For me, it is my dream acting job. I will be collaborating with the very best in the business - the BBC, who produce the finest television in the world, and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are without doubt the best comedy writer/directors there are (they've won a couple of awards!)."

A seven part comedy series for BBC2 plus a special extended episode.
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant

Starring Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

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A first look at the Life's Too Short Special
BBC2 Sat 30 March at 10pm

"Gervais Comes Up Big"
NBC Chicago praises Ricky's self-penned role in Life's Too Short.
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Life's Too Short nominated for Rose d'Or
The prestigious Swiss TV awards will be announced May 10. Life's Too Short is nominated in the best sitcom category.
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Life's Too Short
More online reviews of the US run of Ricky's latest series...
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Boston Herald.
Wall Street Journal. Hollywood Reporter.
Denver Post.

Life's Too Short in the US
Ahead of Sunday 19 Feb's premiere on HBO, previews have started appearing...
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SF Gate.
Cinema Blend.
Toronto Sun.

Life's Too Short - US date set
The Huffington Post covers Life's Too Short's premiere on HBO in the US - Sunday 19 Feb.
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Warwick in The Sun
Warwick Davis talks about Life's Too Short and the positive side of being short.
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While you wait
TV Blend offers a clip from the first episode of Life's Too Short to viewers in the US who'll have to hold on till early next year for its premiere on HBO.
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Warwick Davis in Shortlist
The star of Ricky's new comedy, Life's Too Short, talks about working with Ricky and Steve.
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Another Interview
The Sun talks to Ricky about Life's Too Short and also revisits "mong".
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The Guardian asks Ricky about Life's Too Short and revisits "mong".
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Ricky and Johnny in Life's Too Short
The Huff Post has a new clip from Life's Too Short with Johnny Depp facing off with Ricky.
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Ricky in the Record
Ricky talks about Warwick and Karl; Life's Too Short and An Idiot Abroad.
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Life's Too Short with extra Bacon
Ricky and Warwick chat with Richard Bacon; followed by an exclusive clip of Life's Too Short.
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Behind the scenes on Life's Too Short
Shortlist catch up with Ricky backstage on his new sitcom.
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In a Huff
The Huffington Posts some Ricky bloggery.
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And The Huffington sums up Ricky's career here.

Ricky introduces Warwick
Ricky chats with Warwick Davis on the set of Life's Too Short.
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Ricky to see a Doctor.
Exclusive revelations of intergalactic proportions on the set of Life's Too Short.
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Sting on set
The Sun reports on Sting's cameo appearance in Life's Too Short...
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Entertainment Weekly looks at Life's Too Short
EW's first look at Ricky's new sitcom, filming now.
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Life's Too Short
GQ gives a 'heads up' for Life's Too Short.
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Life's Too Short
Ricky and Steve reveal first details of a new comedy series in the offing.
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