Showtime has renewed comedy series Episodes for a third season with a nine-episode order. The show, co-production of Showtime and the BBC, will begin production in Los Angeles and London next year. Episodes has been a modest ratings performer. Season-to-date, it averages 1.66 million weekly viewers across platforms and skews male, with 78% of subscribers watching on a time-shifted basis. Its most recent premiere episode drew 414,000 viewers.
Episodes, created and executive produced by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, stars Matt LeBlanc in his Golden Globe-winning role as a fictionalized version of himself. Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig star as the husband and wife writing-producing duo lured to Hollywood; Kathleen Rose Perkins, John Pankow and Mircea Monroe co-star. Jimmy Mulville also exec produces through his Hat Trick production company.