‘Episodes’ Gets Season 3 Pickup From Showtime

"Episodes," which stars former "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc as himself, will begin production on new season next year

Matt LeBlanc will be back to play himself on "Episodes."

Showtime has picked up the comedy "Episodes" starring the former "Friends" star for a third season, the network said Friday. 

The series, which stars Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalized version of himself, has averaged 1.66 million total viewers during its current second season and was nominated for three Emmys in its first season. It also earned LeBlanc a Golden Globe last year.

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The series was created and is executive-produced by "Friends" veteran David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. A co-production between Showtine and the BBC, it will begin production on the nine-episode third season next year.