Episodes (2011–2017)
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Episode One 

BAFTA-winning sitcom Lyan's Boys script writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are startled by US studio boss Merc Lapidus's offer to work on a remake in Hollywood. Sean persuades suspicious Bev,... See full summary »

Director:

James Griffiths

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Jeffrey Klarik (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Matt LeBlanc ... Matt LeBlanc
Stephen Mangan ... Sean Lincoln
Tamsin Greig ... Beverly Lincoln
John Pankow ... Merc Lapidus
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Carol Rance
Richard Griffiths ... Julian Bullard
Alejandro Postigo Alejandro Postigo ... Ernesto
Ben Miller ... Ben Miller
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ... Wallace
Daisy Haggard ... Myra Licht
Joseph May ... Andy Button
Bruce Lester-Johnson ... Roger
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Storyline

BAFTA-winning sitcom Lyan's Boys script writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are startled by US studio boss Merc Lapidus's offer to work on a remake in Hollywood. Sean persuades suspicious Bev, who is at least impressed by the grand, albeit fake, residence they get to use, despite the insufferably dull security guard. Their superb Shakespearian lead star Julian Bullard was supposed to be part of the deal, but Lapidus insists on a 'formality audition', which goes wrong on account of accent prejudices. The Brits are startled to hear the studio intends to sign up sitcom (Friends, Joey) star Matt LeBlanc. Yet by now they know the studio isn't committed to anything content-wise. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The opening scene is seen again in Episode Six. See more »

Goofs

When Sean and Beverly first arrive in Los Angeles, the taillights on their Mustang convertible are all red except for a small reverse lamp in the lower inside corner of each lamp. As they pull up to their gated community in Beverly Hills, the tail lamps now have a full-height reverse lamp segment in each taillight with red brake/turn lamps on either side. See more »

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Merc Lapidus: [In the wake of winning a BAFTA Award for their television series, Beverly and Sean are approached by Merc Lapidus, an American network executive] You know what my fantasy is?
Beverly Lincoln: I'm gonna guess. Either shoes or nuns.
[Merc and Sean laugh]
Merc Lapidus: My fantasy is, I wake up tomorrow, and I've got your show on my network.
Beverly Lincoln: Well, that's very flattering.
Merc Lapidus: No, no, I'm not just blowing smoke here. I love your show. I love it. Seriously... I want to have sex with your show.
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Great start to a series.
18 January 2018 | by kderuy-82422See all my reviews

Episodes. A neat idea. It's a show that goes beyond the scenes. It's about a show that is created in England, and it does very well and is critically acclaimed. Just like what happened to the original 'The Office', it is taken from that country, and brought over to the US, where it is changed in many ways, but at the same time, making tons of money and fans. So just like Rickey Gervais and 'The Office', it is about moving it over to the popular crowd. I liked this show and really liked the pilot. It's been nominated for many awards and it has the comedic embrace of Matt Leblanc (Friends) and creator David Crane(Friends).

No political or overwhelming views. Just a funny situational comedy.

Lots of fun.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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