Watch the (Edited) Season 2 Premiere of Episodes Now (VIDEO)

By Tim Surette

Jun 18, 2012

How would you like to watch a show about a show that's an adaptation of another show, all on your computer for maximum meta-ness? Showtime's comedy Episodes doesn't return for Season 2 until July 1, but the pay-cable network wants you to watch it now online for free so that you will fall in love with Matt LeBlanc all over again and buy a subscription to the network.

In case you missed it the first time around, Episodes follows a British couple as they adapt their hit U.K. comedy into a trope-y disaster with laugh tracks for American television, with Friends star Matt LeBlanc starring as a Joey-fied version of himself. It's been a while since the show was on the air (Season 1 ended in February 2011), so you're excused if you can't recall everything that happened, but don't forget that Episodes got a lot better after its slow start. The new episode below is edited for public internet consumption, so if you want to see the black boxes around boobies removed, there's a Showtime operator waiting for you to call.

Episodes is a pretty funny look at this industry we all obsess over. "I've got to say this about Americans... there's a lot of them," British producer Sean says when the ratings for their show come in. Yeah, America!

Season 2 of Episodes debuts July 1 at 10:30pm right after the Season 8 premiere of Weeds.

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  • Ibra Jun 20, 2012

    the second season is way, way better than the first one, and the first one was actually good

  • jocey11 Jun 19, 2012

    i made a horrible decision when i stopped watching this show

  • bicelis Jun 19, 2012

    Good show :)

    The "patheticness" (Calm down grammar nazis, I know it's not a word) of the Merc and Carol relationship is super funny :)

    And in season 2, there's a lot more inappropriate moments which are really funny. All in all, an improvement over an already satisfactory season 1.

  • huntercal Jun 19, 2012

    Must admit wasn't sure I would come back for season 2. The first season was solid without being great. But 6 episodes in to season 2 and it is so funny, can't believe it is the same show.

  • Love_Scrubs Jun 19, 2012

    6 episodes have already been aired, season 2 is awesome!

  • Gergely2429 Jun 19, 2012

    Season 2 is already airing in the UK and it is much better than season one. You can watch the first 6 episodes here:

    Enjoy! I highly recommend it!

  • Konegy Jun 19, 2012

    Enjoying Season 2 very much.. better than Season 1 indeed

  • Dudekotka Jun 19, 2012

    I'm watching the show as it's airing in the UK. Season 2 is way better than season 1. The newest one had me laughing so much. "Schwimmer's an a**hole!"

  • safibwana Jun 19, 2012

    Weird, 6 episodes in and I'm not feeling it at all this season.

  • rishabhpb Jun 19, 2012

    The "Friend" they got on the show was hilarious. I half expected him but enjoyed it anyway!

  • ZeroCals Jun 19, 2012

    Agreed. It's off to a much better start this season. The episode involving the vacation, and travel agent, had me in stitches.

  • SegunAyadi Jun 19, 2012

    Me 2. Its realy funny