This time out, fans don’t have to waste time wondering if the Episodes TV show will be cancelled or renewed for season six. In April of 2016, when Showtime announced the fifth installment was in production, they confirmed it would be the final season — at the request of creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. We’re still tracking the ratings though, because they provide perspective when considering the cancellation or renewal chances of other Showtime TV shows, as well as the likelihood of a spin-off or sequel. Will the audience rally to give Episodes a big send off? Stay tuned.
A scripted comedy, Episodes stars Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalized version of himself. The Showtime cast also includes Tamsin Greigas, Stephen Mangan, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, and Mircea Monroe. The fifth and final season kicks off several months after the season four finale. Although Matt’s gameshow is a big hit, his acting career has faded into obscurity. Things aren’t going too well for Sean (Mangan) and Beverly (Greig), either. Sean’s former partner is now running their new series, The Opposite of Us. Now they have to stand by and watch as this untalented hack ruins their TV series.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The fourth season of Episodes averaged a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 349,000 total viewers.
What do you think? Do you still like the Episodes TV series? Is it ending at the right time? Do you wish it had been renewed for a sixth season on Showtime, instead?