There will be a behind-the-scenes change on the showbiz-centric comedy Episodes . Showtime will foot the bill for the comedy, co-producing it with Hat Trick. Heading into the series’ upcoming fifth season — fully expected to be the Episodes‘ final run — the BBC has dropped as a co-producer.
- Creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik will continue to write every episode and executive produce with Hat Trick’s Jimmy Mulville.
- BBC 2, which has carried the first four seasons, also will air Season 5, this time licensing Episodes as it would do any show it doesn’t produce.
- It hasn’t been decided yet whether production will continue to be based in London under the new arrangement.