BBC Two & Showtime have renewed their comedy series Episodes for a third season of nine episodes which is set to air in 2013. Production on the new season will begin in Los Angeles and London early next year.
Episodes was created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and follows Sean and Beverly Lincoln, two award winning British TV producers who move to Hollywood to adapt their comedy series, Lyman’s Boys, for US television. The comedy series is a co-production of the BBC and Showtime and stars Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalised version of himself, Stephen Mangan as Sean Lincoln, Tamsin Greig as Beverly Lincoln, John Pankow as Merc Lapidus, Kathleen Rose Perkins as Carol Rance, Michael Brandon as Elliot Salad, James Purefoy as Rob and Nigel Planer as Samford Shamiro.
In the US, the show’s second season has been averaging 1.66 million weekly viewers, across multiple platforms. The series attracts a male skewed audience, with 78% of Showtime’s subscribers watching on a time-shifted basis – via replays, DVR, and On Demand. The series also performed well in the UK, with the premiere episode of the show’s second season averaging 1.2 million viewers and a 6% share in the overnights.