- Ricky Gervais' new faux documentary comedy series Life's Too Short features cameos by Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson and Steve Carrell
- Jason Sudeikis joins the cast of Eastbound & Down alongside returning guest stars Will Ferrell and Matthew McConaughey
TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) is home to some of comedy's biggest stars when Danny McBride returns as washed-up major-league pitcher Kenny Powers in the third season of Eastbound & Down, followed by the premiere of Ricky Gervais' new comedy series, Life's Too Short, starring Warwick Davis. The eight-episode third season of The Eastbound & Down premieres Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET/MT, followed the seven-episode season of Life's Too Short at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the US.
From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Life's Too Short, follows actor Warwick Davis as he struggles to jumpstart his fading career and maintain his status as Britain's "go-to" little person. He runs a talent agency for fellow showbiz little people called Dwarves for Hire, though he often takes the best roles for himself, and serves as vice chairman of a society for small people, though he'd rather be chairman. Davis also seeks advice from his old pals Gervais and Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections will aid his career.
The new season of Eastbound & Down returns to the story of Kenny Powers, a former star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocked him out of Major League Baseball. Picking up a year after Power's soul-searching time in Mexico as La Flama Blanca, the third season finds Powers in action on the "Redneck Riviera" (aka Myrtle Beach, SC), somehow resurrecting his baseball career by becoming the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he tries to pass himself off as the "King of Myrtle Beach," Powers struggles to come to terms with growing older and accepting the responsibilities of being a new father.
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