A comedy series airing on cable will be wrapping it up, with the network announcing that the upcoming season will be the last. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable net Showtime announced it will end “Episodes” after season five.
The end was expected, but fans of the show were hoping for a last-minute miracle. The show stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mircea Monroe.
“The first table read is tomorrow, and production begins next week in London, with Jeffrey Klarik directing all seven episodes for a 2017 premiere,” Deadline notes. Season five will consist of seven episodes.
“The series creators David Crane and Klarik, who write every single episode, have long said that they had envisioned the series to go for five seasons, and had been planning the fifth season as the final one from the onset,” Deadline notes. “Meanwhile, Showtime brass had said publicly that it would be Crane and Klarik’s decision when to call it a day.”