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Okay this looks good!

Check out Matt Le Blanc, crawling from the wreckage that was Joey, in Showtime’s new inside Hollywood comedy series, Episodes.

The new show centers on a British couple (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig) who produce a critically acclaimed TV series and then proceed to sell the rights to an unscrupulous Hollywood producer. Before they know it, the remake has been Americanized and recast with Matt Le Blanc, playing himself, as the lead actor… and then it all goes downhill from there!

This is the first trailer for the show and I have to say I’m definitely intrigued… I laughed out loud a couple of times, although I have to say the editing is really choppy and the ending fell flat. But there’s certainly promise to the concept. In fact Episodes is very reminscent of Lisa Kudrow’s own Hollywood spoof, The Comeback, a show that’s actually getting a second lease of life on the Sundance channel next year.

The big challenge of course is going to be keeping the show fresh once the initial gags wear off… I mean how long can Matt keep making Joey jokes…

Still Episodes comes from a great pedigree since it’s created by David Crane, co-creator of More >