Matt LeBlanc says he’s not sure whether he will be back for more “Top Gear.” Speaking to TV critics Wednesday at an annual summer event, LeBlanc said of returning to the heart-pumping car show, “I don’t know. I’d like to. There’s nothing officially happening yet. Follow the BBC.”
He said his favourite part about appearing on the series was “probably the travel,” adding that he travelled to places like South Africa, Morocco and Ireland. Last month, LeBlanc’s “Top Gear” co-host, Chris Evans, quit the show after a one-season revamped format and a drop in ratings after three previous hosts left the series.
“That show has a pretty broad demographic. Everybody can relate to an automobile,” said LeBlanc, who is promoting his new CBS sitcom, “Man with a Plan,” which premieres Oct 24. He said working on the Showtime single-camera comedy “Episodes” had “wet my appetite, and I wanted to work more. I wanted to be a part of something bigger.” He also said he likes the work schedule of a multicamera show.
In “Man with a Plan,” LeBlanc plays a dad who cares for his kids after his wife takes a full-time job. “This is a new thing, a new character for me, a whole new side of me and I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
LeBlanc said working on the enormously popular TV sitcom “Friends” made him critical of what’s funny in TV.