Well, this is odd. CBS has just lost two of its series regulars for 'The Odd Couple' CBS remake. Actresses Georgia King ('The New Normal') and Sarah Baker ('Go On') both decided to exit the Matthew Perry comedy, citing creative reasons, though no specific explanation was given.
The multi-camera take on the Neil Simon classic was just ordered to series last week and revolves around the story of two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). The cast also includes the likes of Wendell Pierce ('The Michael J. Fox Show,' 'Treme') and Lindsay Sloane ('Weeds').
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King was set to play Katie, a model who lives in Oscar and Felix’s building, while Baker was cast as Oscar’s assistant Sam, who spends most of her work day on the phone apologizing to assorted high-and-mighty people who have been offended by Oscar’s latest rant. This part that was actually created specifically with Baker in mind by her former 'Go On' co-star Perry, which only adds an extra level of strangeness to her departure. Both roles are set to be recast.
'The Odd Couple' is the second new series to recast an actor thus far, with NBC’s 'Mission Control' now replacing Michael Rosenbaum. The show has been eyed for a midseason launch in the network's Thursday lineup.
King's other TV credits include 'Skins,' 'Sinbad,' and 'Sugartown,' while Baker's been spotted on shows such as 'The Crazy Ones' and 'Sean Saves the World.'