Matthew Perry is now officially one-half of “The Odd Couple.”
The former “Friends” actor will star in CBS’ upcoming reinvention of the classic Neil Simon classic story, with the network giving the project a script commitment plus penalty, according to Variety.
Perry will play Oscar in this iteration, while Felix has yet to be cast. Perry will also produce the project and co-write with Danny Jacobson. Exec producers include Perry, Jacobson, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.
Perry, best known as Chandler on NBC’s long-running “Friends,” recently starred in the short-lived comedy “Go On” for NBC, while also appearing on such shows as “The Good Wife.” He’ll soon reunite with “Friends” co-star Courteney Cox on “Cougar Town.”