Matthew Perry Wants To Play Oscar Madison In The CBS Remake Of THE ODD COUPLE He’s Developing!!
This is the second time producers have tried to remake the TV “Odd Couple,” with Ron Glass and Demond Wilson playing Felix and Oscar in 1982’s “The New Odd Couple.” That one was overseen by Garry Marshall, who also mastermined the 1970s version.
Perry is co-writing CBS’ “Odd Couple” pilot with Danny Jacobson (“Mad About You”). Felix Unger has not yet been cast.
Since the end of “Friends” in 2004, Perry has starred in “Studio 60” (2006), “Mr. Sunshine” (2011) and “Go On” (2012).
“The Odd Couple,” about a pair of divorced New Yorkers who find themselves cohabitating, began life as a 1965 Neil Simon play starring Walter Matthau and Art Carney, then became the Matthau-Lemmon movie in 1967, then the ABC Tony Randall-Jack Klugman sitcom in 1970.
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