Episodes (2011–2017)
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Episode One 

Matt's gameshow is a hit, but he must also have daily contact with Merc Lapidus; Sean and Beverly work for Sean's ex-partner; Carol goes into a tailspin.


Jeffrey Klarik


David Crane (created by), Jeffrey Klarik (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt LeBlanc ... Matt LeBlanc
Stephen Mangan ... Sean Lincoln
Tamsin Greig ... Beverly Lincoln
John Pankow ... Merc Lapidus
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Carol Rance
Mircea Monroe ... Morning Randolph (credit only)
Rochelle Neil ... Jessica
Callum Adams ... Jonathan
Rosie Sansom Rosie Sansom ... Kelsey
Gilbert Gottfried ... Gilbert Gottfried
Tom Vallen ... Zach
Dinesh Sundran Dinesh Sundran ... Rafe
Sarah Armstrong ... Danika
Andrea Savage ... Helen Basch
Daisy Haggard ... Myra Licht


Matt's tacky game show 'The Box' is a ratings hit but also a poisoned chalice as it prevents him from returning to the acting work he loves. Beverly and Sean are equally unhappy at having to work with the fatuous, slave-driving Tim whilst Beverly is shocked to find that Carol has shut herself in her house now that she is jobless. Matt finds some diversion by having sex with Danika from 'The Box' but unfortunately Merc Lapidus finds out and takes full advantage of the situation. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Episode 5.1
31 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Episodes returns for its final series. It carries on in its cynical amusing way

The first episode sees Matt hosting a game show, a strange reality show called The Box where contestants make other suffer such as Gilbert Gottfried going full throttle to a poor unfortunate soul for hours.

The show is a hit but Matt is not getting offers for acting work, now he is a game show celebrity. Matt and Lapidus are still rubbing each other the wrong way but Lapidus may have the upper hand as Matt rubs a pretty contestant up the wrong way.

Beverly and Sean are suffering in other ways. They have had creative control of their hit show wrested away from them, now having to put up with Sean's former writing partner Tim now put in charge. Tim makes everyone work long hours and cannot recognise a funny joke if it came up and chatted to him for 20 minutes.

In Hollywood you persevere through the muck. Beverly and Sean are doing just that.

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20 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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