Episodes (US): Season 1 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Hollywood satires have been done for decades, but Episodes' strong central performance and complex human relationships elevate its familiar premise.


Air date: Jan 9, 2011
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Air date: Feb 6, 2011
Air date: Feb 13, 2011
Air date: Feb 20, 2011

Season Info

Matt LeBlanc takes on the most difficult role of his life---playing Matt LeBlanc---in this TV-industry satire. Married Brits, Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan), come to the United States to produce a sitcom based on their hit UK programme, only to find that the new series is to be radically Americanised. In the series opener, upon their arrival in Hollywood the Lincolns discover the network honcho (John Pankow) wants to replace their choice of leading man, a classically … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: Showtime
Created By: ,
Produced By: , ,


Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc
as Matt LeBlanc
Stephen Mangan
Stephen Mangan
as Sean Lincoln
Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig
as Beverly Lincoln
John Pankow
John Pankow
as Merc Lapidus
Mircea Monroe
Mircea Monroe
as Morning Randolph
Joseph May
Joseph May
as Andy Button
Daisy Haggard
Daisy Haggard
as Myra Licht
Lou Hirsch
Lou Hirsch
as Wallace
Ben Miller
Ben Miller
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Episodes (US): Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

This promising satire is lost, however, when LeBlanc comes on the scene.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011

While "Episodes" mines Hollywood absurdities for dependable laughs, it's LeBlanc, playing himself, or more accurately, a character who shares his name and resume, who elevates the seven-episode first season above simple parody.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
Philadelphia Daily News

It just seems primarily designed to amuse the TV industry.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's a British and American co-production that mostly makes fun of American television: a satirical and quite funny comedy.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Three good lead performances and enough sharp writing about both show business and relationships give the show a comedic bite that makes up for the stuff you've seen before.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011

This Showtime-BBC co-venture isn't so much bad, necessarily, as simply redundant.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
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