BBC Two re-commissions ‘Episodes’ for a third series

Matt LeBlanc to return in award-winning comedy ‘Episodes

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BBC Two and Hat Trick Productions have re-commissioned the award-winning and critically acclaimed comedy ‘Episodes‘ for a third series, starring Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan.

The series will be penned by the highly talented writing duo of David Crane (Friends) and Jeffery Klarik (Mad About You).

In season two we saw the aftermath of Beverly’s one night stand with Matt. Her marriage was over and Matt’s friendship with Sean was beyond repair but all were forced to work together as their sitcom Pucks was about to premiere. As the series progressed we were plunged deeper into the twisted world of making television and were given an insight into the hilarious and bittersweet portrait gallery of megalomaniac network executives, surgically enhanced actresses and naked stalkers. The final episode of series two saw all the skeletons come out of the closet as affairs were uncovered and true feelings revealed.

Gregor Sharp, Executive Editor, Comedy, said: “David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik are supremely talented comedy writers and we’re thrilled they’ll be bringing their amazing cast back to the BBC for another series of Episodes.”

The series which averaged a consolidated audience of 1.1million (5.17% share) in its second series, will be executive produced by Jimmy Mulville, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and Gregor Sharp, Executive Editor, Comedy for the BBC.

Episodes‘ enters production in London and LA next year.