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Matthew Perry Takes on Classic Role, as He Fills Shoes Once Belonging to Jack Klugman, Walter Matthau, Pat Hingle, Jamie Farr, John Larroquette, Nathan Lane and Demond Wilson Deadline.com

"Friends" alumnus Matthew Perry will soon take on a classic role that has previously been played by Jack Klugman, Walter Matthau, Pat Hingle, Jamie Farr, John Larroquette, Nathan Lane and Demond Wilson to name just a few.

The role is that of Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple," reports our friend Nellie Andreeva at Dateline.com.

According to the story, " 'The Odd Couple' hails from CBS TV Studios and two of its top pods, Timberman-Beverly and The Tannenbaum Co. It marks 'Friends' alum Perry’s return to multi-camera comedy filmed in front of a live audience after two single-camera shows...."

The well-known "Odd Couple" TV series starring Klugman and Tony Randall as Felix Unger was a Paramount show that originally ran for five years on ABC, beginning in 1970, the story notes.

Perry will be the "star, co-writer and executive producer" of "The Odd Couple" reboot, "which has received a script commitment plus penalty," the story says.