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Matt LeBlanc Waiting To Hear If ‘Episodes’ Has Been Cancelled

Matt LeBlanc has had a successful run with his award-winning TV show Episodes, but Huffington Post reports that the show will most likely end after the fifth season wraps up.

Gary Levine, programming president of the network, says it is possible that it will keep going and no final decision has been made yet, but not likely.

“On this series, we are in the very talented hands of Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane, and they are hard at work on the fifth season. We will wait to see if white smoke or black smoke comes out of the chimney at the end of that.”

According to Digital Spy, Levine also explained why there is such a long break between seasons.

“Because it’s so painstakingly crafted… it takes a rather long time between seasons, and we are waiting patiently for that.”

Episodes is a show about a British couple, Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) who are screenwriters. They move to Hollywood and write a sitcom that Matt LeBlanc stars in.

Matt LeBlanc is starring in a sitcom, playing the fictional character Matt LeBlanc, who is starring in a sitcom written by Sean and Beverly. Confusing much? But, even Matt LeBlanc expressed on Twitter that he isn’t sure the show will be around past Season 5.

Aside from Episodes, Matt LeBlanc will be keeping himself busy in late January. After years of saying a Friends reunion will never happen, the cast of Friends will be reuniting – sort of. No, they aren’t bringing back the Friends TV show, but TV Guide reports that the cast will come back in a special that will honor the show’s director, James Burrows.

Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman, announced the special on Wednesday. He also said there is no guarantee that all of the cast will participate in the special, which is due to air on February 21.

“I’m hoping that all six of them will be in the same room at the same time. But I’m not sure if we can logistically pull that off.”

Burrows was the director of the Friends pilot episode and prior to filming the show, he took the entire cast to Las Vegas so they would have some time together to bond and get to know each other and create some of the chemistry they would need on the show. There is also bound to be cast members of other shows participate in the special since Burrows has directed so many other shows, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Bob Newhart Show, Lavern & Shirley, Frasier, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls. Burrows recently directed his 1,000th television episode, an episode of the upcoming NBC comedy Crowded.

According to Mirror, Matt LeBlanc will be there to reunite with the Friends cast for the tribute to Burrows. He said as much on his Twitter feed.

Apparently, the co-creator of Friends, Marta Kaufman, previously told E! News that a Friends reunion would never happen.

“[Fans of the show] have to let it go. It’ll never happen — not happening!”

In other words, this tribute to Burrows is as close as fans will ever get to having Matt LeBlanc and the rest of the Friends cast together again on the small screen. And, if Episodes doesn’t go farther than Season 5, Matt LeBlanc will still be busy hosting the new BBC show Top Gear: The Races, which will feature the all of the past races of the Top Gear trio.

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