Matthew Perry in Odd Couple TV Remake
He'll star in, write, produce CBS sitcom
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Dec 15, 2013 9:02 AM CST

(Newser) Friends star Matthew Perry is reportedly embracing nostalgia with a script deal for a new CBS comedy: a remake of The Odd Couple. The story, which started out on Broadway, became a film in the late '60s and then a TV series in 1970, follows Oscar Madison, an easygoing, messy bachelor, and Felix Ungar, the uptight clean freak he ends up living with after both men get divorced. Perry told Deadline Hollywood the movie is the inspiration behind his vision: "[I]t has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison. … The search for Felix Ungar is on!" Not only will he star in the upcoming show, but he will also executive produce and help write it.