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!
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?
Matthew Perry was dating the adorably sexy Lizzy Caplan AKA Janis Ian from Mean Girls for a few years. A lot of people were surprised to hear about it. And a lot of people are surprised to hear that they broke up about a year and a half ago. They are really good at being quiet. At least, that’s what people are saying. A source told Us Weekly,
It happened a year and a half ago. They haven’t been together for a long time.
Well, that’s a shame. We at Evil Beet loved seeing them together. Us goes on to say that Ms. Caplan was, “recently spotted on a date with a mystery man at Cleo at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood.”
Matthew Perry needs to get a show that sticks, I swear to God. Why is no one appreciating this man’s talent? Can we just give Matthew Perry a show titled Can We Just Give Matthew Perry A Show in which Matthew Perry tries to get a show? He’s good beyond being Chandler Bing. Didn’t feel very good to him though. Perry’s been very open about his various substance abuse problems while filming Friends. Here’s the latest, from what he told People magazine (some via Daily Mail):
[I was] never high at work [but was] painfully, painfully hung over.
I had a big problem with alcohol and pills and I couldn’t stop. Eventually things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.
From an outsider’s perspective it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.
Well that sucks. Glad he’s gotten better. He was actually just honored with the White House Recovery Award for speaking about drug addiction and helping others. Wish his latest cancelled show, Go On, actually went on. Speaking of which, he handled this reporter’s faux pas with such grace: