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Go On, NBC's new series starring Matthew Perry, is loading up on big name sports stars to cameo on the series, which features Perry as a sports radio jock who reluctantly attends grief counseling after the death of his wife.

The show, which seems to be NBC's best hope for a break-out hit this season, has already  booked the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, free agent wide receiving diva Terrell Owens, retired hockey star Jeremy Roenick and legendary broadcaster Bob Costas for guest roles.

But, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Perry has one star on his dream list: David Beckham.

Apparently the former Friends star is working hard to land Beckham, having reached out to the world-wide soccer superstar to cameo on the series.

Go On had a strong preview episode, drawing 16 million viewers after the Olympics.

It's official premiere is at 9 p.m. EST on Sept. 11.

This series is a big opportunity for Perry. His last two attempts at new vehicles - Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60, and ABC’s Mr. Sunshine, crashed and burned. But he believes Go On is different and this character is better suited for public approval than his Mr. Sunshine sports arean manager was.

“I gravitate toward broken characters that try to be better,” said Perry. “That guy was just angry. This guy is in denial. The set up is just much better here [for comedy].

“In my effort to have a TV show and comeback, the characters have gotten progressively nicer,” he continued. “He’s a nicer more well-intentioned guy. You certainly want to play a guy that people can get behind and root for.”

 


Details
Show:
- Go On
Person:
- Matthew Perry
- David Beckham
Network:
- NBC

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Sep 7th, 2012, 12:13 pm

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