'Life's Too Short' series finale special premieres July 5 on HBO

lifes-too-short-bbc.jpg "Life's Too Short" will end its short run July 5 on HBO.

The comedy series stars Warwick Davis (who played Professor Flitwick in the "Harry Potter" films) as a mockumentary version of himself and was created by "The Office" masterminds Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

It's a co-production between HBO and the BBC, but failed to achieve the acclaim or popularity of other Gervais/Merchant collaborations including "Extras" and animated podcast "The Ricky Gervais Show."

After the first season of seven episodes, Gervais initially indicated the show would move forward with Season 2. But HBO announced in January that "Life's Too Short" would end with a single finale special to provide storyline closure.

The hour-long special -- featuring a guest appearance by Davis' "Willow" co-star Val Kilmer -- already aired in the U.K. on March 30.
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