Johnny Depp set for Ricky Gervais’ BBC2 sitcom

By Sean O’Connell You know that Johnny Depp has a good sense of humor. But can he hang with ribald comedian Ricky Gervais?

We’re about to find out, now that Gervais has confirmed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star will appear on the upcoming BBC2 sitcom “Life’s Too Short.”

“The Depp bit is true. The Seinfeld isn’t,” Gervais wrote on his blog, confirming Johnny’s involvement in the comedy but denying rumors that Jerry Seinfeld might cameo.

Gervais’ BBC2 program is rumored to have a number of big-name cameo spots as it continues the adventures of actor Warwick Davis, who plays “an egomaniac dwarf who runs a talent agency for other dwarves,” according to THR.

“Life’s Too Short” will run on HBO as well as BBC2. As for Gervais, he’s also scheduled to appear on NBC’s “The Office” for Steve Carell’s finale, set for May 19.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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