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by Mark Lukenbill
May 6, 2013 2:18 PM
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HBO Announces Air Date for Finale of Ricky Gervais' 'Life's Too Short'

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's "Life's Too Short," their mockumentary series chronicling the struggles of actor Warwick Davis, playing himself, wrapped its run on the BBC in March with a special episode. Stateside, you'll be able to see the conclusion of the series when it airs on HBO on Friday, July 5th.

The seven-episode first season of "Life's Too Short" debuted on HBO last February, and followed the "Harry Potter" actor as he tried to jump start his fading career as Britain's "go-to little person" actor, often to humiliating ends.

Written by and featuring Gervais and Merchant, the series typically also showcased a corral of celebrity cameos, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter and Steve Carell. The finale will add Davis' "Willow" co-star Val Kilmer to that list, who brings Davis the hopeful news that they'll soon be in production on a sequel to the 1988 fantasy film.

Merchant's due back on HBO soon with a series of his own -- "Hello Ladies," in which he'll also play a version of himself, searching for romance in Los Angeles.

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