Matt LeBlanc has a new show coming to Showtime this January called Episodes. The premise is that Showtime is adapting an award-winning British show for an American audience, and Matt LeBlanc is being cast as the star. I think? That is certainly what the new trailer (after the jump) seems to be saying. But there was an old trailer (also after the jump) in which Matt LeBlanc was going to be starring in an adapted British sitcom as a character named Matt LeBlanc. Very meta! Very 2002! Based on the earlier trailer it looked like Episodes was going to be like Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback crossed with Charlie Kaufman’s discarded brainstorming napkins. But here’s the other thing, the new trailer is AWFUL and the older trailer was DECENT, so between a possible shift in the show’s fundamental conceit AND a possible shift in the show’s BEING FUNNY OR NOT, I do not even know what to think.
It’s almost as if we’re going to have to wait to see the actual show and judge it on its own merits. Haha. Lame. What is this? SCHOOL? Watch both trailers after the jump and join the middling confusion!
Old Episodes Trailer:
New Episodes Trailer:
See what I mean? Hard to tell. Could really go either way. It’s so annoying when you can’t just jump to conclusions based on limited and carefully selected information put together by a team (or two opposing teams, here?) of publicists!