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May 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
It's another strikeout for Matthew Perry: NBC has canceled his comedy "Go On" after just one season. Perry played a sports-talk host trying to recover from his wife's death. Reviews of the show were generally favorable. But the audience lost interest over time: Although more than 16 million viewers turned up for the premiere, according to Nielsen, a paltry 2.7 million watched the April season finale. Perry rocketed to fame as one of the six costars of NBC's smash "Friends. " But the road has been a lot bumpier since then.
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April 22, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Courteney Cox cast her vote for no "Friends" reunion in a sit-down Monday night with David Letterman.  So that makes it pretty much, oh, everyone in the cast of the classic sitcom who has come down on the "no freakin' way" side of the reunion argument in recent years. Maybe it's time to stop asking the question, people? At least Cox, who's reportedly now living with  musician boyfriend Johnny McDaid, pulled out a cute example of why "it's not gonna happen": It was the one with the dinner party.  "Let me tell you something: There's six friends and I've been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years.
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September 11, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Scott Collins
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.
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May 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Matthew Perry is opening up about his struggle with addiction while playing sarcastic goofball Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom "Friends" and how he's now working to assist men with similar battles. Now that he's sober, the actor has focused his energy on helping people who can commiserate. He teamed up with addiction specialist Earl Hightower to open Perry House, a revamped version of his former Malibu mansion that now serves as a sober living home for one-time addicts to transition from rehab back to real life.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | by Greg Braxton
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.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Matthew Perry has sold his on-the-market, off-the-market house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.685 million. Built in 1955 and reinvented as a chic contemporary, the 4,100-square-foot house features white terrazzo floors, retractable walls of glass, a home theater, a media room, three bedrooms and 3.5 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Scott Collins
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Joe Flint
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.
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July 11, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
NBC's new "Hollywood Game Night" had me at Jane Lynch. At this point it's easier to name the projects she hasn't starred or guest-starred on ("Game of Thrones"? "The Real Housewives of Orange County"?), but as far as I know, she's never done a game show. And that just seems wrong. Trained in improv, which is the closest anyone gets to live television these days, Lynch could have absolutely held her own against Paul Lynde and Carol Burnett in the halcyon days of the original "Hollywood Squares" and "Password.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Matthew Perry is opening up about his struggle with addiction while playing sarcastic goofball Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom "Friends" and how he's now working to assist men with similar battles. Now that he's sober, the actor has focused his energy on helping people who can commiserate. He teamed up with addiction specialist Earl Hightower to open Perry House, a revamped version of his former Malibu mansion that now serves as a sober living home for one-time addicts to transition from rehab back to real life.
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May 22, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jennifer Aniston joined Ellen DeGeneres as guest co-host Wednesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " To prepare for the gig, she went to the house of former co-star Matthew Perry with cameras in tow to ask for advice. What she got was a mini "Friends" reunion. Yes, it was an obviously staged bit. One of those faux-awkward inside-Hollywood encounters that stars love to indulge in from time to time. But at least it resulted in getting three of the stars of "Friends" -- Aniston, Perry and Courteney Cox -- back on screen together for the first time in years.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
It's another strikeout for Matthew Perry: NBC has canceled his comedy "Go On" after just one season. Perry played a sports-talk host trying to recover from his wife's death. Reviews of the show were generally favorable. But the audience lost interest over time: Although more than 16 million viewers turned up for the premiere, according to Nielsen, a paltry 2.7 million watched the April season finale. Perry rocketed to fame as one of the six costars of NBC's smash "Friends. " But the road has been a lot bumpier since then.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The news keeps getting stranger and stranger for "Community. " The NBC sitcom has bounced back from a near-death experience a year ago and will return for Season 5 next year. The network confirmed late Friday that it will pick up the eccentric comedy for another go-round, on a day when a batch of other shows, including the Matthew Perry vehicle "Go On," learned they were not making the cut. The perennially low-rated "Community" was considered at death's door last year, when show runner Dan Harmon was ushered to the door.
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April 4, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
NBC's "Grimm. " Other Comic-Con darlings may be grabbing the headlines lately, but NBC's "Grimm" continues to prove that fantasy can go high stakes and family-friendly. Populating a police drama with storybook characters seemed like a long shot, but "Grimm" just keeps getting better and better, seamlessly knitting a funny, moody and increasingly epic tale out a series of smart procedural episodes. And it doesn't require a master's degree in geekdom to get started. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Here's all you need to know: Portland police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli)
HOME & GARDEN
August 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
This just in: After reporting earlier that Matthew Perry has bought a house in the Sunset Strip area, we've learned that the actor has listed his condo in West Hollywood's Sierra Towers at $2,995,000. The unit, which he purchased from Elton John in 2005 for $3.2 million, is on the 22nd floor. It has two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in 1,672 square feet. The modern condo sits on the southeast corner of the high-rise with walls of glass and a balcony offering skyline views. Perry, 41, starred in the decade-long running sitcom "Friends" starting in 1994.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Matthew Perry has sold his on-the-market, off-the-market house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.685 million. Built in 1955 and reinvented as a chic contemporary, the 4,100-square-foot house features white terrazzo floors, retractable walls of glass, a home theater, a media room, three bedrooms and 3.5 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
"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.
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