Claire Forlani and Thomas Haden Church have departed Showtime’s new comedy series Episodes starring Matt LeBlanc. Forlani, who had a lead role on the show, was recast after the table read. with another British actress, Tamsin Greig (Shaun of the Dead). Church, who was to recur on the series, had a scheduling conflict with an independent movie.
Episodes, which has received a seven-episode order, revolves around a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team (Greig, Stephen Mangan) thrilled by the prospect of producing a U.S. version of their hit series. But they soon are forced to replace the erudite British lead with LeBlanc and have to navigate the Hollywood TV executive system. Co-starring on the series are Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mircea Monroe.