“The Odd Couple” Returns to Primetime Television

matthew perryThe original “Odd Couple” aired on television from 1970 to 1975. This situation comedy starred Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, two divorced men with opposite lifestyles. Felix was a neat freak and perhaps somewhat OCD while Madison was a slob. Sharing a Manhattan New York apartment, the two gave audiences tons of laughs coupled with a lot of drama.

After the show went off the air, it continued to be shown as reruns but now by popular demand, “The Odd Couple” is returning to television with a modern day twist. The new television show will star Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Georgia King, Sarah Baker, and Wendell Pierce.

The new “Odd Couple” will be a multi-camera sitcom, also based on the same Neil Simon play as the original show. In this case, Perry will portray the Oscar Madison character while Thomas Lennon is Felix Unger. With both stars having impressive portfolios and a strong fan following, critics believe the show will be a huge success.

All of the characters of the show are similar to those starring in the earlier sitcom, which features two recently divorced sisters who live in the same building as Felix and Oscar and date them. In the new show, Oscar is still a slob but now, he enjoys holding regular poker games at the apartment, one of the players being a policeman named Teddy, played by Wendell Pierce.

In addition to the main cast members, recurring roles features the incredible talent of Yvette Nicole Brown, Geoff Stults, and Leslie Bibb. Matthew Perry will also have an opportunity to show off some of his other talent by acting as developing and executive producer for the show. While no specific air date has been announced, it is expected to air sometime in early to mid-2015.