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'The Office' creator Gervais in new TV show

August 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ricky Gervais, creator of the worldwide hit "The Office," is working on a new TV show that focuses on a dwarf actor.

Gervias has already tapped Steve Carell, Johnny Depp and Liam Neeson to make guest appearances on the mockumentary called, "Life's Too Short."

The show follows the daily life of a dwarf actor who runs a talent agency for fellow dwarves but keeps the best parts for himself. The main character will be played by Warwick Davis.

Gervais described the show as a cross between "The Office," and his showbiz-themed comedy "Extras."

The seven-part show launches on the BBC this fall. Gervais has said if Davis isn't a success, "I'll eat Johnny Depp's hat."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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