September 11, 2012 |
Before grabbing a chair in group therapy as Ryan King in NBC's new comedy, "Go On"; before learning Aaron Sorkin's heady dialogue in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"; before being ordered to "PIVOT!" by David Schwimmer's Ross Gellar on "Friends"--before all of that, Matthew Perry was that dude who played that guy on "Beverly Hills, 90210" --you know, the one who wrote a screenplay about killing his dad. "Wasn't that something?," Perry recalled during a recent interview.
July 24, 2012 |
Since his days on "Friends,"Matthew Perry has been drawn toward roles with a bit of an edge. "I've gravitated toward broken characters who try to be better people," Perry said. It's a strategy that has not exactly worked for the actor. His last series, "Mr. Sunshine,"about the put-upon manager of a San Diego arena, flopped on ABC. And "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," where he played the intense executive producer-head writer of a network comedy-variety show, also stalled. But he has higher hopes for his new NBC show,"Go On," even though he's again tackling an edgy character: a sports talk radio host who wants to go back to work not long after the sudden death of his wife.
September 7, 2012 |
New to the market is actor Matthew Perry's chic house in the Hollywood Hills West area, priced at $5,295,000. Built in 1955 and reinvented as a contemporary, the 4,100-square-foot house features white terrazzo floors, retractable walls of glass, a home theater, a media room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. A pool with spa, lawn, an outdoor fireplace and patio space complete the third of an acre of grounds. There are city and canyon views. Perry, 43, played Chandler Bing on the sitcom "Friends" from 1994 to 2004.
February 5, 2013 |
"Cougar Town" star Courteney Cox may soon be dating around - on "Friends" friend Matthew Perry's show "Go On. " The couple formerly known as Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Bing will reunite when Cox shows for a guest star role on the NBC comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Her character will reportedly be a target for a setup date with Ryan King, played by Perry. The episode will air in April. When it comes to real-life men, Cox's taste runs a little darker than the sunny sitcom type.
December 13, 2013 |
Matthew Perry is looking for a roommate. But, warning: The former "Friends" star is kind of a slob these days. Perry is aiming for a revival of "The Odd Couple," the classic 1970s sitcom based on Neil Simon's play about two divorced men who make unlikely roommates. CBS just made a script commitment to the project - a first step toward a possible series pickup. Perry would executive produce and co-write the script, but the big news is that he would play Oscar Madison, the irrepressible slob played in the original series by Jack Klugman.
September 11, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before taking a moment to remember. The Skinny: I went to Fox's fall season premiere party last night and it turned into an event for NBC's "Revolution" after the power went out. For those not in the know, "Revolution" is NBC's new drama about a blackout and its aftermath. Tuesday's headlines include the WWE's plans for a pay-TV channel, the shocking news that actors won't say much off camera, reviews of the first day of Katie Couric's new talk show, and a visit with Matthew Perry, who has a new comedy on NBC. Daily Dose: Recognizing that when it has a doubleheader of football game that starts after 4 p.m. its prime-time programming never starts on time, CBS has decided to move the start time of its prime-time schedule by half an hour in the Eastern and Central time zones on the Sundays it has two NFL games on. In other words, "60 Minutes" would start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. and so on. That won't reduce the frustration viewers feel when "The Good Wife starts well after 9 p.m., but at least they won't have to guess anymore about what time it will start.