By Tom Gliatto Paul Chi
July 09, 2012 12:00 PM

Episodes

Showtime, July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT |

COMEDY

Season 2 of the Hollywood satire still plays too broad, like Entourage written in Magic Marker. But Matt LeBlanc’s understated performance as himself-an ex-Friends star in a lousy sitcom called Pucks!-has gotten even better. LeBlanc soon learns that network execs, panicked that Pucks! is being killed in the ratings by a show about a talking dog, have concluded he’s too old. They tilt the show toward its younger actors. LeBlanc’s response-a few crumbs of dignity topping a piping-hot ego-is a fine, funny portrait of punctured vanity.

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