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'Go On' Midseason Report: From Sad Keanu to Dancing Chandler In 15 Steps

It was definitely unwise of NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt to admit last summer that the network was going for "broad" comedies. Television is a business, and all of the really good, intelligent, critically acclaimed, New York and L.A. loving, genre defining/remixing/bending/ mocking/creating comedies that were/are on the channel had and continue to at times draw fewer eyeballs than — ugh — cable, so trying something different makes some sense. But "broad" is an awful word next to "comedy", and in 2013, when we are closer than ever to discovering that the medium's creativity is in fact limitless, the word immediately evokes images of clowns honking horns and the sounds [...]

Matthew Perry and Friends Writer Scott Silveri Are Reuniting With a Pilot

Matthew Perry will play "a charming sportscaster who tries to move on after a personal tragedy through the help of mandatory therapy sessions" in the NBC pilot Go On. The pilot's writer and executive producer, Scott Silveri, worked with Perry on another NBC show called Friends. Maybe you have heard of it? It was on for a while, I think. Anyway, the reunion is fun and all, but I wouldn't place all my bets on it just yet: shows by Friends alums have failed before.