Splitsider

Posts tagged as matt leblanc

The Golden Globe Nominations Ignore All Your Favorite Comedies Once Again

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations came in this morning, and, as usual, they snubbed a bunch of TV's best comedies. Community and Happy Endings didn't receive a single nomination (and never have, from the Globes), whereas Parks and Recreation and Louie only got one nomination each for acting and not for Best TV Comedy. To put things into perspective, the Matt LeBlanc Showtime series Episodes got a Best TV Comedy nomination, an honor that was not bestowed upon 30 Rock, Community, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, and Louie. And most important of all, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman has never been nominated for a Golden Globe (or an [...]

First Trailer for Showtime's Episodes: Like Joey, But Meta

Here's the first trailer for Showtime's upcoming comedy Episodes. Created by Friends co-creator David Crane, it stars Matt LeBlanc as himself, an actor known for one role trying to make a comeback. Kind of like former Friends castmate Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback! Too many layers!

If that description turns you off, what with Matt LeBlanc and the co-creator of friends making a show about a struggling actor being a bit too Joey-like, give the trailer a chance. It actually looks pretty great. It's more Curb Your Enthusiasm Hollywood than Joey Hollywood, and LeBlanc looks like he's playing the role with enough self-awareness and mockery to make it work. It'll [...]

'Episodes' to Shoot a Nine-Episode Third Season

A third season of the Matt LeBlanc tour de funny Episodes will shoot next year for Showtime and the BBC. "I guess Episodes will have more EPISODES," jokes everyone.

Episodes Recap: "Episode Four"

“I’m fucking full of whimsy.” Matt LeBlanc utters this line in defense of a Peter Pan reference he makes while drunk. What’s ironic about this dialogue is that Matt LeBlanc in Episodes really is whimsical. It’s his playful character choices that sell every episode. Matt LeBlanc carries this show. And not just with the comedic beats. LeBlanc brings a level of realism to a somewhat unrealistic cast of characters. Surprising when you remember that he’s playing the actor in a behind the scenes show, a character that is usually the most outrageous and narcissistic. Not to say that LeBlanc doesn’t embody some of the stereotypes of actors; he’s rich, [...]