Between his new post as Top Gear co-host and Episodes returning, could Matt LeBlanc be any busier (we're sure he has been busier, it's just presumably been a while).
As for the name of this new comedy pilot? 'I'm Not Your Friend'. Nice touch. And regarding the 'series commitment', that doesn't mean he's tied in to appearing in a full series, rather it means that if the pilot isn't picked up, he's set to get a wedge for his services to the show.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 9, 2016
According to The Hollywood Reporter, LeBlanc "would executive produce the comedy and star as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work. The comedy hails from That '70s Show duo Jeff and Jackie Filgo, who will pen the script and exec produce the CBS Television Studios project alongside 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg... Should I'm Not Your Friend go to series, LeBlanc could join fellow Friends alum Matthew Perry at CBS if the network renews his Odd Couple reboot for a third season."
As for the fate of Episodes, an Showtime executive Gary Levine had this to say of its future: "They are hard at work on the fifth season and we will wait to see if white smoke or black smoke comes out of the chimney to see how that will work... It's a show we love. Because it's so painstakingly handcrafted, it takes a rather long time between seasons. We're waiting patiently for that."
Regarding those rumours that Matt suffered a nervous breakdown after Friends ended, he took to twitter to deny the claims...
Hey,to clarify,I never had a nervous breakdown nor did I do an interview with the Mirror in the UK. So don't believe the hype. But thanks
— Matt LeBlanc (@Matt_LeBlanc) February 8, 2016
This twitter user summed it up nicely...
@Matt_LeBlanc welcome to the UK tabloid system! Enjoy your stay.
— Ross Keniston (@RosskoKeniston) February 8, 2016