"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.