Show renewed before Season 3 airs
Showtime has given an early renewal to “Episodes.”
The show, which returns for its third season Jan. 12,will also be back for a fourth, said Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins. The new season of the Showtime and BBC co-production will include nine episodes and will go back into production next year.
Matt LeBlanc was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for his portrayal on the show of a fictionalized version of himself.
Season three picks up with Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig), the English couple whose hit U.K. sitcom is horrendously remade for U.S. audiences, reunited but struggling to heal old wounds. Matt’s careeer, meanwhile, takes a beating.
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New guest stars include Chris Diamantopoulos (“24″), Roger Bart (“Revenge”) and Tracy Spiridakos (“Revolution”) as a family member of actress Morning Randolph (Mircea Monroe).
The series is created and executive produced by award-winning writing partners David Crane (“Friends”) and Jeffrey Klarik (“Mad About You”. It is also executive produced by Jimmy Mulville through his Hat Trick production company.