Showtime and BBC's Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy series Episodes has received the green light for a fifth season.

Created and written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes also stars Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. It follows the lives of actor Matt (LeBlanc) and sitcom writers Beverly (Greig) and Sean (Mangan).

Announcing the nine-episode season, Showtime President David Nevins said: "We are so pleased to continue working with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, two of the sharpest creative minds in comedy, along with the incredibly talented cast, led by Matt LeBlanc.

"And now that viewers have even more ways to access Showtime programming, I'm excited for a whole new audience to watch this smart, funny comedy gem."