The Friends star told The Hollywood Reporter that cable television is better at reflecting the interests of a modern audience.
"Network television is great, but it has so many standards-and-practices constraints," said LeBlanc. "I get it, but society is evolving, and those rules need to reflect the new face of society, and they haven't yet."
LeBlanc added that he enjoys working with Showtime on new series Episodes, since "the gloves are off".
"Not everything's so perfect," he suggested. "There's a little more dirt [and] there's a wrinkle in the curtain."
However, LeBlanc admitted that he had initially struggled to film a show without a studio audience after spending ten years on Friends.
"I say a punch line, and no-one laughs," he recalled. "On my first day of shooting, I was completely thrown when the only laughter I heard was from a few crew people chuckling at the monitors."
Episodes was renewed for a second season back in February. New episodes of the series, which airs on BBC Two in the UK, will begin shooting in late October.
> Episodes sold to 186 countries
Watch a clip of Matt LeBlanc in Episodes below: