David Schwimmer may have been "on a break" from the small screen for a few years now, but that's all about to change. Entertainment Weekly reports that the actor — best known for his portrayal of the adorable, dinosaur-loving Ross Geller on 'Friends' — has been cast as the lead in a single-camera comedy pilot on ABC.
Titled 'Irreversible,' the project is based on the Israeli hit 'Bilti Hafich' and centers around an “eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves.” Schwimmer will play the male version of the couple, but his female counterpart has yet to be cast. (Anyone know what Jennifer Aniston's up to right now? Asking for a friend.)
Segahl Avin, who co-created the original Israeli version, will pen the script and serve as an executive producer alongside 'Rescue Me‘s Peter Tolan.
If the pilot earns a series pickup, it will mark Schwimmer’s first full-time series gig since wrapping his decade-long run on 'Friends' back in 2004. But he wouldn't be the first Central Perk resident to find a way back to prime-time television.
Courteney Cox has found success in 'Cougar Town,' while Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc have gone on to star in 'Web Therapy' and 'Episodes,' respectively. And though Matthew Perry has yet to find a TV role that sticks, he's tried his hand at several different series, including 'Go On,' 'Mr. Sunshine,' and 'Studio 60.' Meanwhile, Aniston has continued to focus on the big screen.
And now with Schwimmer making his big TV comeback, we can't help but start counting the days until his return. (Mississippilessly, of course!)