Life’s Too Short is a sitcom series created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is described by Gervais as being about “the life of a showbiz dwarf” with Davis playing a fictionalised version of himself. Gervais and Merchant appear in cameos as themselves. Continue reading »
BBC releases Doctor Who teaser
The BBC has released this very short teaser for the upcoming new season of Doctor Who. The season will kick off with the two-part episodes ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’.
Futurama has been renewed for a seventh season by Comedy Central with 13 episodes ordered for 2012.
Dushku joins comedy pilot
Eliza Dushku has joined a new comedy pilot that features Damon Wayans as a popular, quick-witted sports radio host. Dushku is expected to play Wayans’ on-air sidekick in the yet-to-be-named project.
Depp joins new Gervais sitcom
Ricky Gervais has acquired the services of Johnny Depp for his new BBC sitcom Life’s Too Short. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will feature in the comedy series that continues the story of dwarf actor Warwick Davis who appeared on Extras.
David Brent to apply for Michael Scott’s job?
Details of Ricky Gervais’ guest appearance on the season finale of The Office are said to have been released that suggest the actor’s character David Brent will be interviewing for Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) job.
8:35pm – Saturday, December 25 on ABC2
Relive the hilarity and emotion of the final instalment of Extras, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed comedy series from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. With guest appearances by George Michael, David Tennant, Clive Owen and Gordon Ramsay, they sign off in style, bringing Extras to an emotional and emphatic end.
Picking up where series two ended, former ‘background artist’ Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) has finally achieved fame and fortune with his own BBC sitcom When the Whistle Blows. His transformation from bit-part stand-in to household name is now complete. He has the house overlooking Hampstead Heath, has a range of supporting merchandise and is photographed and recognised wherever he goes.
But Andy’s not content and longs for critical acclaim as a ‘serious’ actor. Not getting the desired offers coming in, he fires his long term agent (Stephen Merchant) and gets a new, hot shot agent.
Meanwhile best friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) is finding life harder and harder to fathom, as her luck has gone from bad to worse. After giving up working as an extra, she’s living on the breadline taking cleaning jobs instead to make ends meet.
Andy’s hit sitcom has suffered so many changes that it bears no resemblance to his original idea. As his discontent grows, could he pull the plug on his own show in the hope of chasing long held dreams.
Extras has won a multitude of British and International awards including BAFTAs, British Comedy Television Awards, Rose D’Or, Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe.
Spartacus actor leaves second season
Spartacus: Blood & Sand actor Andy Whitfield has announced his departure from the series’ second season after a recurrence of his cancer which delayed its initial filming. Whitfield, who plays Spartacus on the show, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March this year.
Cuoco to miss more Big Bang
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco will miss the filming of several more episodes of the comedy series after sustaining a broken leg in an accident last week. The actress, who plays Penny, was only expected to be written out of one episode initially, but estimates are now at three or four.
Gervais and Merchant working on new series
Ricky Gervais and The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant are at work on a new series called Life’s Too Short for the BBC. The show will centre on the life of Britain’s premiere little-person actor Warwick Davis, who appeared on an episode of Extras as well as in the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises. It will be Gervais and Merchant’s third TV series following The Office and Extras.
True Lies TV project to be developed
James Cameron’s TV adaptation of his hit 1994 movie True Lies, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been acquired by American network ABC. The network will develop the script for the show and should it go to air, it will be Cameron’s first TV project since 2000’s Dark Angel.