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HBO Announces Dates for 'Luck', 'Eastbound & Down' and Ricky Gervais' 'Life's Too Short'

Nov 29, 2011 | 1:37pm EST

Dustin HoffmanHBO has announced premiere dates for two new original series, in addition to a returning favorite. One of the most talked about new shows is Luck, the horse track drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. Luck will be airing a special preview of its first season on Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (right after the second season finale of Boardwalk Empire), but its season will officially begin with a premiere on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Returning to HBO is the frenzied, quirky comedy Eastbound & Down, starring Danny McBride as tactless baseball star Kenny Powers. Following the third season premiere of Eastbound & Down will be a series new to America: Life's Too Short, created by and starring Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis and Stephen Merchant. The series will follow Davis' (playing a fictionalized version of himself) tribulations in life as a dwarf and aspiring actor. 

We've already gotten a couple of glimpses at the series (including cameos by a hostile Johnny Depp and a very "comedic" Liam Neeson), which already started airing over in the U.K. If what we've seen is any indication, this should be quite a promising series.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Luck (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Sunday, Feb. 19

Eastbound & Down (10 p.m. ET/PT)

Life's Too Short (10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Source: Deadline

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