Matthew Perry and comedy somehow go hand in hand, he is a very talented actor no doubt, and has even showed his acting prowess in a few TV dramas, but the viewers always expect him to say something witty and funny each time he is on screen. Hence, till he manages to bag a TV drama centered on him, which wins him an Emmy or something, and hits ratings gold, comedy, is the safest bet for him. He probably himself knows this and so does NBC, which has given the go ahead to his new Comedy 'Go On'.
The show will air sometime in fall. In Go On Perry will play a sportscaster, who has to mandatorily attend group therapy sessions in order to help him transition through a loss. It would be interesting to watch Perry attend the therapy sessions and possibly use his own brand of humor to describe his troubles. Also, he has an uncanny ability to transform irony into humor, which would possibly help him on this show. The show will also feature Julie White, who will play a character named Anne, who is a part of the therapy group and whose grief is stuck in the anger stage. Suzy Nakamura will be a part of the cast. This show will once again bring together Perry and Friends writer/producer Scott Silveri, who is slated to be the executive produce of the show along with Todd Holland, who is also shouldering the responsibilities of directing the pilot.
It wouldn’t be surprising, if it were probably Silveri who roped in Perry for this project, and neither will it be surprising if the two can recreate the ‘Friends’ magic all over again. Perry currently has a recurring role in the popular TV drama The Good Wife, and has also recently played the lead in Mr. Sunshine a comedy on NBC.