Matt LeBlanc Tackles Playing Himself in ‘Episodes’

Matt LeBlanc does not actually have a fragrance line called "Joey" (tagline: "How you smellin’?" scent: cinnamon) but he does on TV.

In Showtime’s new comedy "Episodes," the actor best known for playing dim-witted Joey on "Friends" takes on his most challenging role yet…himself.

The series about an English couple with a hit BAFTA-winning show in the UK that gets butchered when Hollywood remakes it for American audiences uses LeBlanc as its punch line. "We had this idea about a show that was handed the worst piece of casting in the world and we both thought: Matt LeBlanc," says co-creator David Crane, who also co-created "Friends." Read More...


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/01/07/matt-leblanc-tackles-playing-himself-in-episodes/?mod=rss_WSJBlog

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