Matthew Perry is getting ready to return to TV with a remake of The Odd Couple that he'll star in, write, and produce, THR reports. The show will be based on the 1965 Neil Simon play, starring Walter Matthau and Art Carney, not the 1968 movie version, which starred Matthau and Jack Lemmon or the 1970-1975 TV version, which starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. Matthew Perry is playing Oscar Madison, the easygoing roommate; the role of the uptight roommate has yet to be cast.
Perry will co-create the multi-camera version of the show with Danny Jacobson, creator of Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and [...]
I cried twice while watching the Go On pilot. This doesn't mean two tears; I'm talking about two distinct cries. Sure, yes, I'm prone to crying at things (I'm still not sure what the cast of Friday Night Lights looks like, as they were always water-blurred and left looking like Matisse paintings) but, regardless of my proclivities, these two moments would generally be considered honestly felt and honestly sad. Tonight, at 11:04pm, on NBC, Go On is set to make its debut to the American public. It won't offer a respite from the overly weepy Olympic games, what with its plethora of personal interest stories; no, it will continue to [...]
Matthew Perry is set to come home to the network that birthed him, NBC, in what I assume is a spinoff of the late 90s hit Joey. The new show, entitled Go On, was just picked up for a 13-episode season by the network and will feature Perry as "an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who, trying to move on from a loss, finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory support group." Irreverent yet charming? I dunno, I can't really see it, not his style.
Perry is re-teaming up with Friends (and Joey!) executive producer Scott Silveri for the show, so you know, it's pretty much guaranteed [...]