I don’t really know anything at all about The Odd Couple in its original state, so unfortunately it doesn’t mean much to me that Matthew Perry‘s remake has been given a pilot order by CBS and may indeed make it to air. Of course, it’s great to see that Perry might have another job as he’s had a tough go of things over the past few years as far as TV shows go (and, you know, personally), so this could be big!
Here’s a bit of scoop from Digital Spy:
The new version is also written by Joe Keenan (Frasier). Executive producers also include Danny Jacobson, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.
“Ever since seeing the movie The Odd Couple when I was 10 years old, it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison,” said Perry.
“To be given the opportunity to develop a modern version of it for CBS has put a permanent smile across my face. Plus, I think it’s time for me to be in front of a live audience again. I miss that. The search for Felix Ungar is on!”
Well, fair enough! Any Odd Couple fans around here? Do you think the series should be brought back or left alone?