'Episodes' trailer: Matt LeBlanc returns to TV in a big way

The trailer for Matt LeBlanc’s first TV show since Joey, Showtime’s Episodes (premiering Jan. 9), gets right to the set-up: A British husband-and-wife writing team foolishly believes an American TV exec when he says he loves their award-winning show and wants to bring it across the pond as scripted. When they get to Hollywood, they find out the suit has never seen their series and the network has some suggestions — like casting Matt LeBlanc as the erudite head master of a boys boarding school. The twist — LeBlanc plays “Matt LeBlanc” — isn’t exactly rare these days, and it feels like it’s been a while since America has butchered a British show as badly as Coupling. But for me, the trailer starts clicking when we come to learn that the husband warms to LeBlanc (after LeBlanc shows him his penis, “It’s enormous, like a sea creature, like something of Jules Verne”) and the wife thinks he’s an infant. That LeBlanc will drive a wedge between the couple as he’s ruining their show — that’s fun! Watch the trailer below. Does it look like a hit? At least something that will keep talk shows from making fun of him? Tell me you didn’t miss the look LeBlanc flashes right at the end.

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  • harry


  • chris

    how YOU doing?

    • Jason

      don’t want to make you Americans jealous but this starts in Britain later this year. HA HA HA

      • ladyaustin96

        Yes…but we can get that channel here in the States!! HAHA!

  • Jim

    Looks pretty good in one of those “Six Episode Premium Channel Comedy” kind of ways.

  • terry

    In cas no ones aware of him Stephen Mangham who plays the husband in this is one of Britain’s funniest comedy actors. And i advise every American to try and track down dvs’s of green wing.

    • McNulty

      Honestly. Dr. Guy Secretan needs to get some love from EW.

  • MWeyer

    Not bad, the idea is way overdue and like how LeBlanc is making fun of himself. Hope it works out okay.

  • Christine

    This looks v. funny!!

  • Caiti

    I don’t know how I feel about these shows about shows. It seems kind of lame. But heck, Matt LeBlanc is worth giving it a chance.

  • mark in nyc

    For the first time it seems like Matt LeBlanc isn’t trying to hard to be funny…..looks very funny.

  • lilian

    This looks hilarious!

  • Scott

    I hope it’s a success, Matt is a good actor who needs to find a role that works for him. Courtney Cox has a success in Cougar Town, Perry has a new show coming out, it would be cool if thay all find success.

  • Jessica


    • Angela

      I knew it was her!! I <3 Black Books!

  • ellebelle

    Both of the Brits in this clip are from a hilarious Brit comedy show called Green Wing.

  • canuto

    I love this. It has a Cougartown vibe written all over it. I hope this will not turn out to be a dud like “JOEY”

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