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.