Accepting the success of NBC's remake of the British series The Office as a rare occurrence, American remakes of acclaimed British TV shows is a dodgy business at best. Showtime's new comedy series Episodes takes a look at all the hilarious pitfalls of trying to bring a sophisticated U.K. sitcom over to The States and making it Yankee-friendly. For example, "what if instead of a hilarious comedy about a British boarding school with acclaimed actors we turn it into a hockey series starring Matt LeBlanc?" Yes, that's a terrifying notion, but it's also the premise for Episodes - which actually stars Friends' Matt LeBlanc as himself, and in turn, as an American actor who's awkwardly cast on what's supposed to be a high-brow comedy series.
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