Showtime Renews Matt LeBlanc Comedy ‘Episodes’

Episodes Renewed by Showtime
Courtesy of Showtime

Showtime has given a nine-episode fifth season to “Episodes,” the inside-Hollywood comedy that stars Matt LeBlanc as an exaggerated version of himself.

The series, created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, will begin filming season five in 2016 in London. It also stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig as writers who cannot seem to save themselves from LeBlanc-related disasters. Mircea Monroe, Kathleen Rose Perkins and John Pankow also appear.

“We are so pleased to continue working with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, two of the sharpest creative minds in comedy, along with the incredibly talented cast, led by Matt LeBlanc,” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. “And now that viewers have even more ways to access Showtime programming, I’m excited for a whole new audience to watch this smart, funny comedy gem.”

Crane and Klarik have received three Emmy nominations and two Writers Guild of America nominations for writing “Episodes.” They exec produce the series along with Jimmy Mulville through his Hat Trick production company.

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  1. igor says:

    The best comedy show I’ve ever seen.

  2. critigal says:

    Funny funny funny. Love everything about this show. Writing, acting and especially the whole cast. Even the head of comedy who speaks in whines cracks me up. Hurry up and write more.

  3. Cathy young says:

    I love the Klarik/Crane team. Such smart comedy. Can’t wait for season 5.

  4. Matt says:

    Best news of the day! This is the best comedy I’ve seen in years. Brilliant writing and acting all around, buy Matt Leblanc really shines as fake Matt Leblanc.

  5. Merc says:

    One of the best comedies on TV. But what is a spoof on Hollywood doing filming in London? And why wait until 2016? Something going on behind the scenes.

  6. dice says:

    It’s such a great show. I love it! Matt and the British guys are absolutely hilarious. It’s a shame the seasons are so short and there’s always such long break between them.

  7. Paul martin says:

    They should make 23 episodes, a whole season and not a mini series that will make you ask more

  8. Peter says:

    Such a terrific show. Great writing, a brilliant cast and it’s funny! Not a lot of comedy’s are anymore. Thanks to Showtime for recognizing a wonderful show.

  9. ECP says:

    Hands down–or thumbs up–among the most consistently entertaining, well-acted shows on…whatever. Surprises in every epi. Happy fifth!

  10. eddie willers says:

    Funniest show on TV.

  11. Hyman Hyman says:

    This is the only good news I’ve had in a month. YDCOMT!

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