Matt LeBlanc auditions to play...Matt LeBlanc

As our TV sleuth Michael Ausiello reported Saturday from TCA, Showtime unveiled a preview for their new Matt LeBlanc series, Episodes, with this hilarious clip in which the producers ask the Friends actor to audition for the role of…himself (caution: language NSFW:

This makes me forgive LeBlanc (a little) for Joey. The best part, hands-down, has to be the room of leather-clad actor wannabes rehearsing “How you doin’?” Also, LeBlanc’s silver streaks? I like!

If this clip is any indication, Episodes is exactly the fresh comedy an ex-Must See TV star needs. It looks like our former Friends are taking the Julia Louis-Dreyfus route of post-sitcom stardom. First there was Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback, R.I.P.), then Courteney Cox Arquette (Cougar Town), now LeBlanc and most recently Matthew Perry with his newly announced ABC show.

What do you guys think of the clip? Does it make you excited for Episodes?

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  • Dave

    This looks really funny! It kind of reminds me of The Comeback a little bit. I hope it does well. I think I’ll have to order Showtime for this.

  • paige

    its very much The Comeback… I’m glad he came out of exile to work again… He still looks good

  • Brynna

    looks awesome. Can’t wait!

  • jim

    Its kind of a one joke show, isnt? No matter how meta its supposed to be. Its scripted reality thats totally scripted. How many episodes are there?

  • Ceballos

    Yeah, it looks like a very smart and funny show.

    It’s also great to see that LeBlanc (those silver streaks surprisingly suit him) has a sense of humor about himself and his acting style. Also, it DEFINITELY looks like he’ll be suffering some “Comeback”-level indignities.

  • Strepsi

    One word: DILF.


  • jan

    brilliant! go leblanc!

  • Wait

    This is even weirder than what I first heard. I thought it was him playing himself. It actually himself playing himself playing himself?

  • cas

    Matt looks great! (The show looks lame.)

  • Beth

    This looks like fun, and I’m so glad to see him again!

  • ggny

    “So im the punch line?”

    haha this show looks awesome

  • Lynny

    How adorable is it that he has the salt and pepper hair now? I find him more attractive now than when he was on Friends!

  • Ichi1

    LeBlanc was so underrated on Friends. Joey made that show funny every single week.

  • whatevs

    The waiting room reminds me of when Joey tried to enter that identical twin clinical study, lol.

  • jmag

    This is totally not funny. I don’t see the funny at all.

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