Episodes has been renewed for a third season by its co-producers BBC and Showtime.

The sitcom features former Friends’ star Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalised version of himself and will start production in Los Angeles and London next year return later in 2013 for a nine-episode run.

Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig also star in the comedy as a British married couple who, in their role as writers, head over to the US for a largely-reworked American version of their UK programme.