9:45pm – Wednesday, July 25 on ABC1
Life’s Too Short is a faux documentary series starring actor Warwick Davis (the Harry Potter and Star Wars films) as a fictionalised version of himself desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight. Written, directed and executive produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the show features cameos by top stars, including Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Cat Deeley, Steve Carell and Sting along with Gervais and Merchant playing themselves.
With his career on the slide, a massive tax bill caused by his useless accountant, and a wife who’s divorcing him, the showbiz actor has no choice but to open his doors to a film crew 24/7. Maybe living his life like an open wound will get him back on top.
In the series finale, Warwick attends a charity event in the hope of hanging out with celebrities. However, in trying to impress Sting he ends up spending more than he can afford. Consequently he has to look for a new home and hopes Amy will see him again.