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Thomas Haden Church and Claire Forlani have dropped out of Showtime's new comedy, Episodes.

Thomas Haden Church joins LeBlanc in Episodes

Church's exit is due to a scheduling conflict, but no reason has been given for Forlani's departure. British actress Tamsin Greig has replaced Forlani; a replacement for Church has not been named yet, a network rep told TVGuide.com.A show-within-a-show comedy, Episodes stars Matt LeBlanc as a parody of himself who is cast in a catastrophic U.S. remake of a hit British series. Church was set to play the larger-than-life TV executive who tries to Americanize the British show.

Matt LeBlanc to star in Showtime and BBC's Episodes

Episodes, which has received a seven-episode order, is currently in pre-production in London.