Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2011 - 2018
  • 41 episodes (5 series)

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK sitcom hit for American audiences with disastrous results. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins, John Pankow and more.

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The reality of remaking UK sitcoms

The CBS version of the BBC comedy Ghosts is one of the biggest shows on American TV. But US remakes more often than not go south. Armando Iannucci and other creators share their horror stories.

Daniel Dylan Wray, The Guardian, 13th May 2023

Looking back at Episodes

Not quite pure parody, this meta comedy series pulls back the curtains on television and fame.

Amal Awad, The Guardian, 26th May 2020

Final resolution for the situation comedy. Matt cools on Sean and Beverly's pilot, preferring the show where he plays a hitman, and forces a showdown as he prepares to go on camera. Possibly more fun - enjoy the magnificent vomiting scene - is Carol's lawsuit against Helen and the network.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 11th May 2018

With Matt claiming designer credit for LeBlanc-branded waistcoats, it's no surprise that he's equally keen to snaffle co-creator credit on Sean and Beverly's new show. The writing talent aren't keen on sharing ownership with an actor who barely bothered reading their script. Evidently, it's a hill each party is willing to die on.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 4th May 2018

With things looking up for Matt LeBlanc, he is now getting flooded with job offers. It's a shame they're all awful. Luckily, he has Sean to give him some sage career advice. Elsewhere, Beverly is concerned about Carol's malaise, which is largely manifesting itself in her getting high and watching daytime property shows.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 13th April 2018

Matt's dalliance with Danika, the girl in the box, has gone viral, with the footage pulling in more than a million hits overnight. Everything goes skew-whiff quicker than you can say: "Look at him go!", with sponsors pulling out left, right and centre. But can he be convinced to take the incident seriously?

Candice Carty-Williams, The Guardian, 6th April 2018

TV review: Episodes, BBC2

It happens to be quite funny. Not that comedies have to be very funny these days...

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st April 2018

Back for a fifth series, Matt's show The Box (a sexist, American version of The Cube with a killer production budget) is a huge hit. Once a big-time actor, he struggles with his "shittier" gameshow-host identity. Meanwhile, Beverly fantasises about being a widow, and tries to coax Carol out of the house.

Candice Carty-Williams, The Guardian, 30th March 2018

Interview: David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik

The men behind the hit Matt LeBlanc comedy explain why they are burning bridges in Hollywood - and why comedy needs to be funny.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 30th March 2018

Tamsin Greig, interview

'I was surprised how giddy people get about Matt LeBlanc'.

Viv Groskop, The Telegraph, 30th March 2018

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