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No more Episodes for Matt LeBlanc

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No more Episodes for Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc's comedy Episodes is coming to an end after its upcoming fifth season.

Bosses at America's Showtime network announced the cancellation news on Monday (11Apr16), confirming production on the series' final seven episodes will begin in London next week (begs18Apr16).

"We have had the best time making this show," co-creators and writing partners David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik said in a statement. "Showtime has been the opposite of every network we write about. If it were up to them we could go on making Episodes forever. But we’ve told the story we set out to tell and we'd never want to outstay our welcome."

Episodes stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig as a husband-and-wife comedy writing team who move to Hollywood to remake their hit British TV series, which stars LeBlanc playing a fictionalised version of himself.

The project reunited LeBlanc with Friends co-creator Crane, and earned the actor four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe win in 2012.

LeBlanc took to Twitter shortly after the cancellation news broke, and wrote, "Table read for season 5 tomorrow. It will be fun. Sad to see it end but we all had a lot of laughs together."

LeBlanc already has another TV venture lined up in an untitled comedy pilot for U.S. network CBS. He is set to play a father who finds parenting is more challenging than expected when his wife, The Office's Jenna Fischer, returns to work at a full-time job.

LeBlanc has also signed on as the co-host of British motoring show Top Gear.

The fifth and final season of Episodes is slated to air in 2017.

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