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 Matt LeBlanc (41 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Sean Lincoln (41 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Beverly Lincoln (41 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Carol Rance (40 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Merc Lapidus (39 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Morning Randolph (36 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Andy Button (26 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Myra Licht (26 episodes, 2011-2017)
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British writer-producers Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan), have a wonderful marriage and a hit TV series to their credit. Things couldn't be better. Until Merc Lapidus (John Pankow), a Hollywood network executive, gushes over their series at a gala. Merc is certain that a remake of the show will go over well with an American audience. After making the Lincolns a lucrative offer, they pack up and ship out to the States. It doesn't take long for them to figure out that Hollywood is a place where deals are made and broken in the same breath. They soon find themselves holding on tight as creative control of their show starts to slip away from their hands. Merc ultimately dismisses the original star, an elder, distinguished, gentleman, for 'Friends' actor 'Matt LeBlanc', a charming, yet manipulative beast, with a grocery list of demands. Hollywood is not what the Lincolns had in mind, but Sean believes he can swim with the sharks. As for Beverly, she'd rather go ... Written by Jordan Ray Allen

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The first season was filmed entirely on location in London (UK) for Los Angeles. In fact, Matt LeBlanc's beachfront 'Malibu' house is located in North London's Mill Hill district. Camden Town (London) doubles for Las Vegas. A Pinewood Studio car park was used to replicate a Burbank Airport scene. See more »

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fantastic so far (as of ep 3)
25 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching the first 3 shows, I'm impressed, will be a great show if this level of writing can be sustained. "Episodes" is a cross between "Entourage" (minus the glorification of wealth and conspicuous consumption), "Curb your Enthusiasm" (minus bad acting), and "Extras" (minus cameos, and bits that sucked of which there were many).

I don't know why there are so many negative reviews (as of 1/25/2011) - perhaps Americans are having trouble relating to the lead British couple? In any case, seeing the inner workings of Hollywood's entertainment industrial complex through their down-to-earth eyes is a great premise, casting Matt LeBlanc was a genius touch, and I hope this gem continues for a lot more 'episodes'.


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