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Matt LeBlanc Joins 'Episodes' Showtime Sitcom

Matt LeBlanc Joins 'Episodes' Showtime Sitcom

Former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc is set to star in a new Showtime comedy, Episodes.

The sitcom is a single-camera comedy series about a British couple whose hit UK show is turned into a dumbed-down American sit-com starring LeBlanc (as himself).

“[Creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik] have a great idea — I love it,” said LeBlanc. “I am really excited to be working with Showtime and the BBC. And I am so glad I got the part, seeing someone else play Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating.”

Here’s a synopsis of the show: When a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team are lured by Hollywood to produce a new version of their hit series for a stateside audience, they’re initially thrilled at the prospects. But they soon realize what the American execs have in store for their precious show – including replacing the erudite British lead with the quintessential comedy star, Matt LeBlanc – and begin to sink deeper into the quicksand that is the TV business. Before long it’s clear that not just the couple’s show is at stake, but perhaps even their marriage.

WILL YOU TUNE IN to watch Matt LeBlanc’s new comedy?

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35 Responses to “Matt LeBlanc Joins 'Episodes' Showtime Sitcom”

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  1. 1
    Cooh Says:

    I love Matt,I miss Matt
    can’t wait

  2. 2
    Felicity Says:

    I love Matt, loved him as Joey :) So funny!

  3. 3
    dani Says:

    ieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!! i’m happy now… There isn’t gonna be a “friends” movie, but i’ll see Matt… but i still miss chandler!!!

  4. 4
    Justme24 Says:

    It’s common knowledge in HW that Matt is gay. He should just come out already.

  5. 5
    Rachel Says:

    I don’t have showtime

  6. 6
    team_jen Says:


  7. 7
    michelle Says:

    Love him. Can’t wait to see him back on the TV screen.

  8. 8
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    failure…. how sad. ahaha..

  9. 9
    Lowest denominator Says:

    Was FRIENDS (US) before COUPLING (UK)
    Or was COUPLING before FRIENDS?

  10. 10
    John Says:

    wow. That picture was scary!
    But i love Matt. I will definetely see him on tv.

  11. 11
    JJ Says:

    OMG YESS!!!… i’ve been waiting for him to do something again…:D :D :D

  12. 12
    All Women Stalker Says:

    HAHAHA I remember that episode where he did not got the part about an Italian guy living in Queens.


  13. 13
    nina Says:

    Chandler, Matt le blanck and Liza Kudrow were the best actors in Friends. I missssssssssssss them so much.

  14. 14
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    lmao ive always wondered what happened 2 him
    at least some of the other ppl from friends got in2 some other stuff for a while but joey was the worst off

  15. 15
    *** JAMIE *** Says:

    i would! hopefully this works at well for him.

  16. 16
    ashley Says:

    Friends is really a classic show

  17. 17
    Danny Says:

    bad actor, can only play one same role. predictions: show to fail

  18. 18
    Nabil Says:


  19. 19
    JackyLoo Says:

    So happy he’s joining in a new show
    Hopefully he can be famous again
    If not, dear Matt, or, dear Joey, PLEASE come to China
    We will show you the best welcome you could ever imagine
    We love you so much
    Can wait to see you

  20. 20
    Matin Says:

    cool.. glad to see matt again. any idea when will they launch this new show “episodes”?

  21. 21
    frank rodny Says:

    he is really a great actor , cant wait to see episodes , i’m sure it’s gonna be really awsome, good luck matthew

  22. 22
    Mates Says:

    he is pretty cool :) i hope it will be in czech republic sometimes, but it will be probably a long time … :( does anybody know if i could find it somewehre on net???? thx

  23. 23
    monica Says:

    OMG thank you DAVID CRANE! you are amazing.
    i own the complete series of FRIENDS and I watch them almost daily!
    I watched JOEY and i dont understand why no one watched it? it was pretty funny.
    I WILL DEFINITELY WATCH THIS i miss him so much.
    people may say hes a bad actor and can only play one role.. well thats pretty stupid because when i see jennifer aniston movies she still reminds me of rachel
    when i see lisa kudrow movies she still reminds me of phoebe
    and matt leblanc played joey for 12 years of his LIFE. 10 in FRIENDS and two more in JOEY.
    so it is a part of him now. SO STOP HATING.
    I would love to meet you -that would make my life!!!!!!!!!

  24. 24
    monica Says:

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:

  25. 25
    monica Says:

    @Danny: ur an idiot because he played joey 12 years of his life- 10 in friends and 2yrs in joey. so being ‘JOEY’ is basically a part of his life.
    so dont be hating when you have all these fans loving him. he is an amazing actor and very intelligent but plays a role of a simple minded average guy. i speak for all when i say MATT LEBLANC IS TRULY AMAZINg.

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