CBS orders pilot for Matthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’

Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Hollywood Stars
Matthew Perry could soon return to TV in a reboot of "The Odd Couple" on CBS. ©AFP/GABRIEL BOUYS

Matthew Perry could soon return to TV in a reboot of “The Odd Couple” on CBS.
©AFP/GABRIEL BOUYS

(Relaxnews) – The network is moving forward with a new reboot of the classic comedy series aired on ABC in the 70s. Now in the pilot stage, the project will mark the “Friends” star’s return to TV if it makes it to series.

The new adaptation of the series, which was inspired by the Neil Simon play first performed on Broadway in 1965, focuses on two divorced men sharing an apartment in Manhattan. Felix is organized and uptight, while Oscar is the total opposite, so living together proves difficult at times.

Matthew Perry will play Oscar Madison, a character he says he has dreamed of playing ever since he was 10. The actor will also be involved in directing, producing and writing the project, seconded by Joe Keenan (“Desperate Housewives”).

Since the end of “Friends” in 2004, Perry has yet to find the same success. The actor starred in “Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip,” “Mr. Sunshine” and “Go On,” three sitcoms that were swiftly canceled. The actor who played Chandler Bing for a decade also appeared in a few episodes of the legal drama “The Good Wife.”

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