After a five-year absence from TV, Matt LeBlanc is back.
The 43-year-old actor stars as a version of himself in the upcoming Showtime comedy Episodes, which follows a British couple as they adapt their hit TV show about a boys' boarding school for American audiences.
Their troubles begin when the network executives ask them to cast LeBlanc, who played the handsome and oafish struggling actor Joey Tribbiani on Friends.
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In the show's official trailer, there are endless nods to Friends; thankfully, even the fictional LeBlanc tries to duck...
Smoke 'em if you got 'em, because Weeds may not be around much longer.
In Monday's sixth season finale, Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) sacrificed herself by claiming responsibility for the murder of Pilar. She was last seen surrounded by FBI agents at the airport, while her family was on a plane headed for Europe. Once again, it looks like Nancy's out of options. Or is she? Will we next see her plotting a season-long jail break? Series creator Jenji Kohan says getting stuck in major jams is certainly nothing new for Nancy.
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"We always tend to write ourselves into a corner to a certain extent," she says. "Everyone goes home, rests and comes back fresh and says, 'All right, how are we going to get out of this sh--? What have we done?' There were vague discussions of what's going to happen next year, but there's nothing definitive in the works yet."
Kohan talks to TVGuide.com about Monday's cliff-hanger, why the upcoming seventh season may be the last, and whether Nancy will be wearing an orange jumpsuit when the show returns...
If you're just starting to watch Weeds, you might want to stop reading. Because at least one of the main characters, Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), is currently undergoing a dark metamorphosis.
Gould was shocked when he read the script for the show's fifth season finale, in which his character, Shane Botwin, clocks and kills Pilar, his mother's nemesis, with a croquet mallet. Because of that murder, Season 6 takes place on the run, and an ever-darkening Shane isn't exactly remorseful. Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) has tried to reboot her wayward son's moral education, but, well, Shane has always been a little off. Gould, now 16, tells us how Shane has changed over six seasons, why he loves playing Shane as a mini-Dexter and whether he thinks he's capable of killing again.
Dexter finds a nanny for Harrison and is worried his son will be affected because he witnessed his mother's murder. Meanwhile, the team deals with a murder tied to a cult-related decapitation. Plus: A few obstacles stand between Dexter and his next kill....
Astor and Cody move into Deb's apartment with Dexter and Harrison, but he struggles with being a single father. Meanwhile, he sets his sights on a new kill, and Quinn grows even more suspicious.
One Big Unhappy Family
Astor and Cody join Dexter and Harrison in Deb's tiny one-bedroom apartment until he and the kids find a condo because he doesn't want them to go back to the house in which Rita was murdered. Astor is not pleased and shows it at every opportunity.
Michael C. Hall and Shawn Hatosy, Dexter
Southland star Shawn Hatosy says he was thrilled to play a villain on Season 5 of Dexter after "playing three or four cops in a row."
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"I was dying to do it," Hatosy tells TVGuide.com "I enjoy doing all that [cop work], but to kind of stretch the muscles a little bit and step outside that world was exciting.
"It's so surreal," he continues. "When you think about what it is that [the Dexter crew does] daily, with the blood and strapping people to tables, it's just a unique type of employment."
Hatosy, who first appears in Sunday's episode (9/8c on Showtime), plays Boyd Fowler, a sanitation worker responsible for dead animal control...
Following Rita's brutal murder, Dexter struggles with his complicated grief. Meanwhile, as the team turns Dexter's case over to the FBI, Quinn can't help but wonder if Dexter was involved in the tragedy...
Michael C. Hall
While Michael C. Hall has survived his own life-or-death battle with cancer, his serial-killing character on Dexter will be attempting to pick up the pieces of his life after the savage murder of his wife, Rita (Julie Benz). TVGuide.com spoke with the 39-year-old actor to discuss his health and what Dexter will have to contend with in the new season.
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TVGuide.com: First of all, congratulations.
Michael C. Hall: On the "being alive" front? Thank you.
TVGuide.com: Yes, that must've been insane.
Hall: It was. As much as...