News

Matthew Perry to Headline CBS' New Take on The Odd Couple

Source:   Deadline
December 13, 2013


CBS is planning a new television series based on Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple." Deadline reports that "Friends" star Matthew Perry will co-write, produce and headline the series in the role of Oscar Madison, the laid-back half of the classic mismatched duo. The straight-laced Felix Ungar role has not yet been cast.

The play published in 1956, "The Odd Couple" was turned into a feature film in 1968 with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the Oscar and Felix roles. They also reprised their parts for The Odd Couple II thirty years later. The property was also famously developed for television in 1970 with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as Oscar and Felix. The show ran for five seasons and was bookended with a telefilm reunion in 1993.

Perry will write alongside Danny Jacobson ("Mad About You") and will executive produce with Carl Beverly, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Sarah Timberman.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Adam McKay Eyes Marvel Studios Project as Director
Check Out 75 Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Screengrabs!
Two New Interstellar TV Spots Take You Beyond Our World
The Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer and Poster are Here!
Will Smith to Executive Produce Hitch Television Series
Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Team for IQ 83
Margot Robbie Targets The Taliban Shuffle Opposite Tina Fey
CS Video: Ice Cube Explains How Filming Straight Outta Compton was Like Back to the Future
Into the Woods Reveals a Dozen New Images
Keanu Reeves Lights Things Up as John Wick
Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Comes to Cassette!
Quicksilver Teased for X-Men: Apocalypse and Maybe Even His Own Solo Film
Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel Joins The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The New TV Spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Watch Air New Zealand's Epic The Hobbit Safety Video
The Domestic Trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death!
Steve Coogan Boards Showtime's Happyish
TNT Greenlights Cold Justice Spinoff

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners