Matt LeBlanc Would Really Like a Piece of Lisa Kudrow's Comeback

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After finally leaving her Friends character Phoebe Buffay behind a few years ago, Lisa Kudrow headed to premium cable for a new show, The Comeback, that would tweak those long years of sitcom experience. A vicious satire of television and stardom, The Comeback followed the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a network sitcom starring a past-her-prime actress (Kudrow).

OK, here's the fun part! Guess how many words of that synopsis I have to change to tell you about a new Matt LeBlanc project announced today?

After finally leaving his Friends character Joey Tribbiani behind a few years ago, Matt LeBlanc is heading to premium cable for a new show, Episodes, that will tweak those long years of sitcom experience. A vicious satire of television and stardom, Episodes will follow the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a network sitcom starring a past-his-prime actor (LeBlanc).

Answer: Less than a dozen, really, and mostly just to change names and tenses!

Matt LeBlanc to play sitcom actor in Showtime satire [THR]



Comments

  • stretch65 says:

    COMPUTER SAYS NO!!!

  • np says:

    The Comeback was genius--both as satire and character study. Also, The Comeback skewered reality television along with sitcoms.
    This Matt LeBlanc thing... let's just say I'll be sad if it succeeds.

  • Feet of Courier says:

    Perfect timing Showtime! With everyone distracted by the fall of Roman, this infuriating press release should raise little ire. THIS is how you release bad news.

  • Colander says:

    I tried to get a lot of different people to 'get' the Comeback, but they would basically complain about its subtlety. I was sad to see it go.

  • np says:

    I was sad to see it go as well, but since it did go, at least the 1st season works as a stand-alone/self-contained chapter in the character's life.
    I think the marketing for it was way off the mark in representing what the show was, and people wanted it to be something (a rehash of Kudrow as Phoebe) that it was not..

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