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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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  • http://www.coohconut.blogspot.com Cooh

    yay
    I love Matt,I miss Matt
    can’t wait

  • Felicity

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

  • dani

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

  • Justme24

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

  • Rachel

    I don’t have showtime

  • team_jen

    yay

  • michelle

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

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    failure…. how sad. ahaha..

  • Lowest denominator

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

  • John

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

  • JJ

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

  • http://allwomenstalk.com All Women Stalker

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

    -meream

  • nina

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

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    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

  • *** JAMIE ***

    i would! hopefully this works at well for him.

  • ashley

    Friends is really a classic show

  • Danny

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

  • Nabil

    HELL YEAHHH!!!!

  • JackyLoo

    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
    ^_^

  • Matin

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

  • frank rodny

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

  • Mates

    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

  • monica

    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.
    WE ALL LOVE YOU MATT WERE SO HAPPY YOU’RE BACK!
    I would love to meet you -that would make my life!!!!!!!!!

  • monica
  • monica

    @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.

  • Miss Tribbiani

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

  • Mrs. Tribbiani

    @Justme24: ur ugly and retarded everyone hates you. HATER. JEALOUS PERSON!

  • Miss Tribbiani

    @Lowest denominator: FRIENDS was made 1994
    Coupling was made 2000

  • sherif

    he is good and he is so funny , i like him , and wish to see him in movies comedy or action , and i think he should change his way ion acting to have a future , any way i am glade to here that i am gona see him soon ,

  • http://www.anthonytyler.com Anthony Tyler

    Isn’t that what FRIENDS was? A dumbed-down American take on a yet another British citcom? David Crane’s truly stretching, nearly 20 years on isn’t he?

  • Ada

    Friends was the worst show I’ve ever seen! Since when is Matt Lebanc funny? Mark my words this show will not have a 2nd season.

  • hman

    He is a douchebag… I can’t believe Sowtime gave him the time..

  • iluvu4ever

    how you doin! i luv u in friends i always watch it in youtube especially your how you doin.

  • iluvu4ever

    my age is only 11

  • http://www.oneview.com/user/staceynavarr23 Scottie Smedley

    Extremely accurate, dont want pity just human…Thanks.. :)

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