Matthew Perry Comedy ‘Go On’ Gets Series Order From NBC

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am,

NBC has officially given a new show from Friends alum Mathew, Go On, the go ahead. As previously announced, Perry has tapped former Friends writer/producer Scott Silveri to create the sitcom as part of NBC’s new fortified comedy lineup. Perry will also act as an executive producer on the project.

The series, which began shooting last March, revolves around a charming sportscaster (Perry) forced into a mandatory group grief counseling following a great loss. Actresses Julie White (Transformers ) and Suzy Nakamura (Men of a Certain Age) will also star as a widowed woman stuck in the anger stage of grief – and a woman attempting to deal with her parents’ divorce, respectively.

Since the Friends finale in 2004, Perry has not been idle in the TV world – he followed the hit comedy that made him a star with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Mr. Sunshine.  Although both shows had a loyal fan base, they were met with mixed review – and were each canceled after only a single season. Currently, Perry has a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife as passive-aggressive attorney Mike Kresteva.

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It will be curious to see how Silveri, coupled with the announced acting talent, will make grief sufferers the focus of a network comedy. At this point, we don’t even know what landed Perry’s character in counseling – and it’ll be especially interesting to see how the network markets the series to casual TV watchers. If Go On were airing on HBO or Showtime, there really wouldn’t be much question in it, but NBC is not exactly known for its dark comedy angles. On the flipside, in the wake of Studio 60 and Mr. Sunshine, Friends fans have probably gotten over Perry not playing their loveable Chandler Bing anymore.


Go On premieres this September on NBC

Source: TV Guide

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  1. I never watched Mr. Sunshine but I thought Perry was great on Studio 60 and his guest spots on The West Wing. So I’ll give it a shot.
    I love NBC’s Thursday lineup (The present line up not the one that included Whitney) so I’ll keep my eye out for this. If The Office doesn’t return maybe it could work in that slot???

  2. I loved the pilot, and am looking forward to the following episodes. Lovely uncomplicated fun!