Matthew Perry's post-Friends career hasn't exactly been soaring high based on his two short-lived series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Mr. Sunshine. But the 42-year-old comedian is gearing up for yet another comeback on the small screen and this time, it's produced by Scott Silveri, who worked on Friends as a writer-producer.
So what differentiates Perry's new show, Go On, from his previous TV gigs? The actor believes, "this is a much better setup."
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features Perry as a sportscaster who reluctantly joins a grief counseling support group after the death of his wife. "I gravitate toward broken characters who try to be better people," Perry said at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour. "I hope I'm playing him in a sympathetic way while still being funny."
Perry added that though he doesn't have a lot of experience with grieving, he has a lot of experience talking about his problems with other people thanks to his stint in rehab. "I've been doing that for a long, long time so I didn't have to do much research," he said. "The interesting thing is that common bond creates a lot of laughter, a lot of jokes, and a lot of funny."
Meanwhile, Go On
has just signed Christine Woods to play the late wife of Perry's character, according to Zap2it
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actress is slated to appear early in the season as part of a dream sequence and flashbacks.
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