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Matthew Perry to play Chandler Bing again, sort of

BING!Entertainment Weekly reviewed the preview of Go On, a new NBC sitcom staring Matthew Perry and their verdict: Chandler Bing lives, only this time in a new Community.
 
The show, which aired after the Peacock's Olympic coverage, stars Perry as Ryan King, a sportcaster trying to overcome a devastating loss. His boss, played by John Cho (Harold from the Harold and Kumar series), pushes King towards therapy.
 
A sample line:
 
“Therapy? It’s not in my blood. I go see a shrink, my dad will roll around in his grave. At least, I think he’s dead. We don’t talk about that kind of thing”
 
Could that BE anymore Chandler Bing?
 
King relents and joins a diverse therapy group that meets in a tiny classroom. The therapy group is ethically and generationally diverse - just like in Community.
 
This seems like a really odd creative decision. Community is critically acclaimed but can't get reach viewers. And now it has been moved to Friday night, a likely death sentence. I'm not surprised that Perry would fall back into his Bing ways, but disappointed. He's a solid actor but hasn't shown the willingness to take chances that the rest of the Friends cast has.
 
Are you going to give Go On a chance? Did you see the preview? What did you think?
 
Here is the trailer:

Details
Show:
- Friends
- Go On
Person:
- Matthew Perry
Network:
- NBC

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 9th, 2012, 1:01 am

jakepoway

Message Posted On Aug 15th, 2012, 5:00 am
the first 10 minutes or so were horrid, but the end was good, hopefully the next few episodes wont be as awkward
tinalessia

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Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Aug 14th, 2012, 5:15 pm

No matter at all that he's Chandler reincarnated, we're happy to see Matthew Perry in anything. It's just a plus that this show is so sweet, warm, touching and laugh out loud kind of funny! My family and I love it, especially my 12 yr old daughter who claimed after 5 minutes that " I already love it".

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 10th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Loved pilot ! So funny and with lot of heart. Definitely 9/10 rating in my book and with potential to go even higher.
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