'Life's Too Short': Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis HBO Comedy Gets February Premiere Date

Ricky Gervais is returning to HBO. "The Office" mastermind's new show with Stephen Merchant, "Life's Too Short," has been scheduled for a Sun., Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m. EST premiere.

Starring "Star Wars" veteran Warwick Davis, "Life's Too Short" is a fictional documentary about Davis's life as a struggling actor trying to get back into the spotlight. Davis plays a fictionalized version of himself and runs a talent agency for little people in show business. Merchant and Gervais also play themselves in supporting roles.

The show's first season will have seven episodes. Guest stars for Season 1 include Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Cat Deeley.

HBO's description for the first episode:

For more than two decades, Warwick Davis was Britain's "go-to dwarf." Now, with his career on the slide, a massive tax bill caused by his useless accountant and a wife who's divorcing him, he decides to open his doors to a reality TV film crew. After interviewing a new assistant, he drops by unannounced to see old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson already has an appointment to pitch himself as a serious actor who is serious about breaking into comedy. Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.