A little more Life's Too Short

HBO confirms a final special

Life’s Too Short is to bow out with a one-off special later this year, US broadcaster HBO has confirmed.

The news is not unexpected as both co-creator Ricky Gervais and star Warwick Davis have been speaking about it since last summer.

The first series struggled to find an huge audience, with BBC Two viewing figures halving from 2.5million to 1.2million over the seven episodes in its 2011 run.

HBO has now confirmed that it is committed to the special, which will air later this year.

Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson are all set to guest star in the special, which is expected to run for an hour.

Meanwhile, the show’s co-creator Stephen Merchant is already working on a new comedy series for HBO, Hello Ladies, in which he plays an inept Englishman Looking For Love in Los Angeles.

And Gervais’s new show, Derek, about a simple-minded care home worker starts on Channel 4 soon following a pilot last year.

Published: 5 Jan 2013

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