Exclusive: Kathleen Rose Perkins Contemplates Her ‘Episodic’ Strokes of Luck

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In the Matt LeBlanc-fronted “Episodes,” the real star is Kathleen Rose Perkins.

As Carol Rance, head of network programming at the fictitious, unnamed network that airs “Pucks,” the show within a show starring LeBlanc, Perkins portrays a high energy yes man who never seems to land a win. In season four of the Showtime satire (premiering Sunday at 10:30 p.m.), Carol comes no closer to landing her dream gig as head of the network. In fact, she’s passed over for another woman, Helen Bash (Andrea Savage), who may or may not have a bone to pick with her.

I spoke with Ms. Perkins earlier this afternoon about the season she calls the best one yet. “It’s… messier,” she told me. We also spoke about some of her recent film roles. [Read more…]

First Look: Matt LeBlanc Returns to Television

After years of audiences thumbing their nose at a multitude of high-profile post-FRIENDS projects including Courteney Cox’s DIRT, Lisa Kudrow’s unfortunately titled THE COMEBACK, Matthew Perry’s brilliant-but-cancelled STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP and LeBlanc’s own JOEY, Hollywood is experience a frienaissance

COUGAR TOWN just received a serious vote of confidence in the form of an early second season renewal, Matthew Perry got his mid-life crisis sitcom MR. SUNSHINE picked up by ABC, and Showtime is very high on their upcoming Matt LeBlanc project EPISODES. So high in fact that they took the liberty of unspooling the following sneak peek for reporters at this week’s Television Critics Association Press Tour. The premise of which has LeBlanc, playing himself, auditioning for the role of ‘Matt LeBlanc’ when an American Network attempts to import (and dumb-down) a hit UK comedy. Check it out for yourself after the jump.

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