Johnny Depp must be a glutton for punishment. The Tourist star is trying to free up his schedule so that he can guest star on depraved meanie-butt Ricky Gervais' new show "Life's Too Short."

The show stars longtime Gervais buddy Warwick Davis as the egomaniacal dwarf who runs a talent agency for dwarf actors. Gervais describes the show as a cross between "Extras" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." It's expected to air on HBO.

No word on who Johnny Depp will portray on the show. But let's all hope he won't appear as a pirate. (Deadline)