Matthew Perry Comedy Goes to ABC

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Matthew Perry is joining his former “Friends” co-star Courteney Cox (who stars in “Cougar Town”) on the ABC network with a new untitled, single-camera comedy produced by Sony TV.

The project, which Perry will be writing with Sony-based Alex Barnow and Mark Firek, became an instant hot property when it hit the marketplace this week, with ABC and “Friends” home NBC going toe-to-toe in pursuit of the show.

Thomas Schlamme is attached to direct the comedy, starring Perry as a self-involved manager of a second-rate sports arena who begins to reevaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

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