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TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2011–2017)
A couple of TV producers move to Hollywood to export their most popular series and find it is not what they expected.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Matt LeBlanc ...  Matt LeBlanc 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Stephen Mangan ...  Sean Lincoln 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Tamsin Greig ...  Beverly Lincoln 41 episodes, 2011-2017
John Pankow ...  Merc Lapidus 40 episodes, 2011-2017
Kathleen Rose Perkins ...  Carol Rance 40 episodes, 2011-2017
Mircea Monroe ...  Morning Randolph 39 episodes, 2011-2017
Joseph May ...  Andy Button 26 episodes, 2011-2017
Daisy Haggard ...  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 (1994) 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 ... Written by Jordan Ray Allen

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Hollywood Blows. See more »

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Comedy

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USA | UK

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English

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9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the main, if not the main reason why there's generally a year and a half gap between seasons is because the creators made a deal with Showtime and BBC in which they are allowed to write the whole seasons before shooting begins. See more »

Quotes

Sanford Shamiro: You called up your stalker?
Matt LeBlanc: Right.
Sanford Shamiro: The one we got the restraining order for.
Matt LeBlanc: Yeah...
Sanford Shamiro: Did you have sexual relations with her?
Matt LeBlanc: Mm, does anal...?
Sanford Shamiro: Yeah, it counts.
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Crazy Credits

Tamsin Greig (Bev) and Stephen Mangan (Sean) swap between second- and third-billing in the opening titles sequence between seasons. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 4 January 2011 (2011) See more »

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Not Really
3 January 2011 | by SingerStephSee all my reviews

I don't know what the other reviewer was thinking, it's the perfect blend of American and British comedy that the Office couldn't achieve - they have British people doing British humour. And yes, it is only the first two episodes but it has shown great promise. I think it is a perfect mix of British and American humour because they don't mix them together to form some weird half-breed, but they separate them and have them interact as two different entities. Matt LeBlanc is hilarious, and they way he pokes fun at Joey is something we haven't seen since Julia Roberts in Oceans 13.

Give this show a chance, you'll probably like it!


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