BBC Two orders third series of award-winning comedy Episodes

I’m delighted that the critically acclaimed Episodes is returning for a third series to BBC Two. The last season ended with a thrilling finale and like the rest of the audience I can’t wait to find out what happens next."Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two
Date: 17.09.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.01
BBC Two and Hat Trick Productions are delighted to announce the re-commission of the award-winning and critically acclaimed comedy Episodes.

The third series, commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, will once again be penned by the highly talented writing duo of David Crane (Friends) and Jeffery Klarik (Mad About You).

Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan are all set to return when the series enters production in London and LA next year.

In season two we saw the aftermath of Beverly’s one night stand with Matt. Her marriage was over and Matt’s friendship with Sean was beyond repair but all were forced to work together as their sitcom Pucks was about to premiere. As the series progressed we were plunged deeper into the twisted world of making television and were given an insight into the hilarious and bittersweet portrait gallery of megalomaniac network executives, surgically enhanced actresses and naked stalkers. The final episode of series two saw all the skeletons come out of the closet as affairs were uncovered and true feelings revealed.

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, said: “I’m delighted that the critically acclaimed Episodes is returning for a third series to BBC Two. The last season ended with a thrilling finale and like the rest of the audience I can’t wait to find out what happens next.”

Gregor Sharp, Executive Editor, Comedy, said: “David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik are supremely talented comedy writers and we’re thrilled they’ll be bringing their amazing cast back to the BBC for another series of Episodes.”

The second series averaged a consolidated audience of 1.1million (5.17% share) across the nine-part run shown on Fridays at 10.00pm.

The series is a Hat Trick/Crane Klarik production for the BBC and Showtime Networks. It has been re-commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two. The series will be executive produced by Jimmy Mulville, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and Gregor Sharp, Executive Editor, Comedy for the BBC.

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