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TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2011–2017)
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 ... See full summary »
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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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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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Matt LeBlanc's ringtone is 'two time' by Syd Dale. 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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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 The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.90 (2014) See more »

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Good start and I look forward to the next episode.
10 January 2011 | by oliver-stevensonSee all my reviews

I was not sure what sort of comedy this was going to be. I have only just seen the first episode and as it turns out it is a little dark, uncomfortable, subtle, at times quirky and pokes fun. I found it amusing, with moments that made me laugh out loud. Some of the characters (particularly the 'Head of Comedy') are well cast and very funny.

There is no canned laughter, the pace is not breakneck, it doesn't feel like the script has been re-written and re-written until people laugh and jokes and gags are not shouted loudly so you cant miss them. This is not spoon-fed comedy TV.

It is very British in style and therefore I suspect it will not be a hit with an American audience. I am, however, looking forward to the next episode.


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