Matt LeBlanc of Friends Returns to TV
'Joey' star heads to Showtime, playing himself
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2010 3:00 PM CST
Matt LeBlanc arrives at the 30th Annual People's Choice Awards Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Pasadena, Calif.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – Five-plus years after Friends left the air and nearly 4 after Joey went to the big cable box in the sky, Matt LeBlanc is headed back to TV—playing himself. Joey Tribbiani's alter ego has landed a part on the Showtime spoof Episodes, Reuters reports. " I am so glad I got the part," LeBlanc, 42, said in a statement. "Seeing someone else play Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating ."