Showtime renews ‘Episodes’ for third season

Matt LeBlanc starrer to begin production next year

Matt LeBlanc will be playing Matt LeBlanc for a third season on Showtime.

Pay cabler has renewed the laffer “Episodes” for nine additional episodes. Production is set to begin next year in both Los Angeles and London.

LeBlanc plays a fictionalized version of himself in the series about a TV show that is a success in the U.K. and is recast for U.S. auds. He co-stars with Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, Kathleen Rose Perkins and John Pankow.

Season two, which ended in August, averaged 1.6 million viewers across all platforms.

“Episodes” was created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, who exec produce with Jimmy Mulville.

On the net’s comedy side, “Weeds” and “The Big C” are heading into their final seasons and “Nurse Jackie” was renewed for a fifth season.

In other Showtime news, pay cabler is teaming with parent company CBS Corp. on “60 Minutes of Sports.” New hourlong program, set to air monthly, will incorporate producers from the newsmagazine to create original segments.

Each month, the program will feature two original segments and one updated “60 Minutes” sports story from the archives. In addition, each broadcast will contain a studio-based interview.

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