Now doesn’t this sound like fun?
Matt LeBlanc is going to play himself in a sitcom about a British TV comedy that gets dumbed-down when it’s produced for Americans.
Brilliants. And do we have Ricky Gervais to thank for this? Well, not directly.
It’s actually former Friends producer David Crane and writing partner, Jeffrey Klarik.
Episodes is a co-production between Showtime and the BBC. Six single-camera episodes will begin shooting in London and Hollywood later this year, to air in 2010.
“We jumped at the chance to get involved with this cock-eyed look at network television told through the eyes of unsuspecting British producers who don’t know what hit them when they enter the lion’s den of Hollywood,” said Showtime’s Bob Greenblatt. “And Matt LeBlanc, wryly sending up his own image, is icing on the cake.”
Funnier than Joey already.