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Episodes 

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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Matt LeBlanc's ringtone is 'two time' by Syd Dale. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Andrew Lesley: Monsieur LeBlanc!
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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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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 8 March 2019 (2019) See more »

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People don't get it...
25 January 2011 | by drew_karSee all my reviews

This show is very clever doing what it does. The only reason some people don't like it is because their sense of humor is skewed. I never expected the humor to be like friends because of Matt or David Crane. I expected the same commitment from Matt though. He pours his self in the character, since he is playing an extravagant fictional version of himself and creates excellent scenes between the two British writers. Sure it is dark and very hard to get into in the first episode, but after episode 2 I was sold. Episode 3 was even better as there was more Matt to go around!! His interactions with Beverly, their sniping at each other and fighting felt genuine and was extremely funny! Give the show a chance and try to expand your comical vocabulary!


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