The Matt LeBlanc comedy “Episodes” will end after season 5. The news is now confirmed. Gary Levine, President of Programming for Showtime Networks Inc, announced the news, while Matt LeBlanc himself confirming on a Twitter post.
“Episodes” was renewed for season 5 back in June, and production will begin next week in London. The season will consist of seven episodes and will air in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter noted. However, this season will also be the last.
The comedy show premiered back in 2011 and has been a hit ever since. The show received 10 Emmy nominations across different categories for four seasons in a row, even winning a Golden Globe for the role of Matt LeBlanc’s fictional character.
Lavin, while talking about “Episodes” season 5, mentioned, “’Episodes’ scathing portrait of network executives has kept me on my best behavior these last several years, for which I am grudgingly grateful to Jeffrey and David.”
Coming Soon also quoted him saying, “I love this show and can’t wait to see what comic heights Matt and company will scale during the fifth and final season of our inspired series.”
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, the award-winning writing partnership, made the show what it is right now. They praised Showtime for its continuous support.
They said, “Showtime has been the opposite of every network we write about. If it were up to them we could go on making ‘Episodes’ forever. But we’ve told the story we set out to tell and we’d never want to outstay our welcome.”
Until its end, “Episodes” season 5 will feature Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, Mircea Monroe, Kathleen Rose Perkins and John Pankow. The season is expected to be as enchanting and mind-boggling as the other four seasons.