Making official what a Showtime exec hinted at earlier this year, Episodes‘ upcoming fifth season will be its last, TVLine has learned.
The Matt LeBlanc-led comedy will begin production on Season 5 next week; the first table read will take place tomorrow in London, where the seven-episode season will shoot. LeBlanc won a 2012 Golden Globe for playing a fictionalized version of himself in the series.
“We have had the best time making this show,” creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik said in a statement. (Klarik will direct all Season 5 episodes.) “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‘ final season will bow sometime in 2017.
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