Episodes (TV series)

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Episodes is a sitcom created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and produced by Hat Trick Productions.[1] It premiered on Showtime in the United States on January 9, 2011[2] and on BBC Two in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2011.[1] The show is about a British husband-and-wife comedy writing team who travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with unexpected results. It stars Matt LeBlanc portraying a satirical version of himself. LeBlanc made his regular return to television for the first time since he was on NBC's Joey.

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Created by
Written by
  • David Crane
  • Jeffrey Klarik
Directed by
ComposerMark Thomas
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes41 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production locations
CinematographyRob Kitzmann
EditorNigel Williams
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time27 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) 
October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)

On June 10, 2015, it was announced that Showtime had renewed Episodes for a fifth season, which was due to begin filming in London in 2016.[3] On April 11, 2016, Season 5 was confirmed to be the show's last; it consists of seven episodes and premiered on August 20, 2017. The series finale, Season 5's "Episode Seven", aired on October 8, 2017.[4]

Episodes has received positive reviews from critics,[5][6] with specific praise being given to the performances of stars Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, and Matt LeBlanc.[7] For his performance in the series, Matt LeBlanc won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy and has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards.