The BBC original comedy Life's Too Short, which aired in the States on HBO, is not being renewed for a second season. Instead, HBO has commited to a one-off special that will wrap up the series.

Life's Too Short is Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's third mockumentary sitcom, following the very successful British version of The Office, and Extras, both of which cast Ricky Gervais in a headlining role. Life's Too Short was the first to break away from this structure, with the comedian starring as himself against diminutive character actor Warwick Davis, who first made it big in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, went onto have a lead role in Willow, and was last seen playing multiple characters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

The series followed Warwick Davis around England as he often found himself in various cringe-worthy mishaps that would have made even David Brent blush. The show lasted for seven episodes. It isn't clear what this upcoming special will be about, though it promises to put a nice bow on the series. It is expected to air sometime next year.

Stephen Merchant is following up this TV project with a solo effort titled Hello Ladies, which is being produced for HBO. Ricky Gervais has not revealed where he will go next.

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