Matt LeBlanc to Star in Episodes

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Matt LeBlanc has landed a new starring role... as Matt LeBlanc!

The former Friends star will appear as himself in Episodes, a satirical Showtime series that focuses on a British couple whose hit show in its native land is transformed into a less-funny, dumbed-down sitcom in America.

(Just imagine The Office, if the U.S. version sucked big time.)

Matt LeBlanc

LeBlanc will appear as Matt LeBlanc, the chosen star of the American remake of the British show. Following along so far? He'll re-team with Friends creator David Crane on the project.

"I love it," the actor said. "And I am so glad I got the part - seeing someone else play Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating."

The six-episode series will air this winter.

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