Showtime have renewed Episodes for a 3rd Season
Friends stick together. That was apparent when Matt LeBlanc was asked about Matthew Perry’s new sitcom, Go On.
“I hope it’s great,” said LeBlanc, who starred alongside Perry on Friends. “He belongs in a project where people can see how talented he is.
“He’s a smart, funny guy. I spent a lot of years with that guy. I love him, he’s like a brother to me. We did a lot of funny s— together.”
LeBlanc was told that Perry had been very complimentary of LeBlanc’s current show, Episodes, too.
“He f—— better be,” said LeBlanc, prompting laughter.
What is being called the “series premiere” of Go On takes place Tuesday, Sept. 11, on NBC and Global. NBC certainly has been creative with its terminology this fall, since the pilot episode of Go On already aired in early August, with a replay Monday, Sept. 10 on NBC and Global.
Perry stars as Ryan King, a sports talk-radio host who wants to get back to work after the loss of his wife. However, Ryan’s boss feels that Ryan could use some grief counseling.
Meanwhile, LeBlanc’s Episodes recently completed its second season. LeBlanc plays a fictionalized version of himself, and one of the funniest scenes was when LeBlanc couldn’t get Perry on the phone.
As I’ve mentioned on Obsessed before, it takes quite a big star–who has also had an impact on me–to generate a total (but composed!) freak-out moment. It usually doesn’t happen until I’m in the midst of interviewing such-and-such celebrity and realize the full extent of what’s actually going on.
Back in January, I had a major pop-culture bucket-list moment when I got Matt LeBlanc to give me a ‘How You Doin’?’–on stage, no less–in the Golden Globes press room. Aside from having Matthew Perry teach me everything he knows about physical comedy, or running lines with Jennifer Aniston as Rachel (with me as Monica), this was the stuff TV dreams were made of. My teenage and 20-something Friends-obsessed self was dying. That is, until last month at the CBS/Showtime/CW Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Party, when I found myself having a one-on-one, spur-of-the-moment interview with Joey Matt himself.
The best interviews happen when 1) you’re genuinely excited to talk to a specific star, and 2) they are genuinely happy to talk to you and have fun during it. The interview gods came together that night because Matt was ready and willing to talk about everything–from the best 10 years of his life, to his favorite episode, to his awkward encounter meeting Meryl Streep.
And so, my friends, I hope you’ll enjoy our interview as much as I did! I can’t wait to hear what you think
Glamour: I know you were having a surreal moment the night you won your Golden Globe, but I was the one that had you do the ‘How You Doin’?’ backstage because you were on my top 5 list of people I most wanted to interview.
Matt LeBlanc: Oh yeah, I remember! Who were the others?
Glamour: Well, there was you and then George Clooney…
Matt: He’s great. I love that guy.
Glamour: Well, I did end up interviewing him a few days prior at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, but then I got bronzer all over his tuxedo when he gave me a hug and a kiss. It was equal amounts awesome and humiliating at the same time.
Matt: He didn’t give me a kiss! [Although] I stayed at his house once.
Glamour: At Lake Como?!
Matt: Yep! Just sayin’! Snap!
Glamour: Well, obviously I need to become better friends with you! OK, so back to the list. It was you, George, Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, and Meryl Streep.
Matt: I met Meryl Streep that night!
Glamour: I saw that! And I wrote about it in my column because it was just hilarious to think, “Joey is hugging Meryl Streep!”
Matt: What an awkward moment!
Glamour: What did you even say to Meryl Streep when you met her?