Friends' Le Blanc to get new series

Friends' Le Blanc to get new seriesLos Angeles  - Matt Le Blanc, the actor who played Joey in the hit series Friends, is returning to the small screen in a new cable TV series entitled Episodes, according to Variety Wednesday.

The show takes a satirical look at American television, when a British couple's successful comedy series gets transformed into a dumb US sitcom, starring LeBlanc as himself.

"I am really excited," LeBlanc said. "And I am so glad I got the part - seeing someone else play Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating."

He'll be working alongside creators David Crane of Friends fame and his partner Jeffrey Klarik of Mad About You. (dpa)