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The original television version of The Odd Couple ran for five seasons on ABC and Jack Klugman and Tony Randall were beloved in their roles as Oscar and Felix. How will this new version perform in the ratings for CBS? Will it be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On this version of The Odd Couple, Endearing slob Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) is a sports-writer and uptight neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) is a photographer. They're two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. Other castmembers are Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
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One could excuse Matthew Perry if he feels snakebit. Since Friends disbanded in 2004, Perry has led respectable but ultimately rejected efforts in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine and Go On. Fortunately, Perry’s latest project, a sitcom reboot of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, has a few things going for it that his previous attempts did not. It’s got a solid foundation of well-known source material from the 1968 Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau film and the 1970s Tony Randall/Jack Klugman TV series. It’s got an incredibly simple premise. And it’s on CBS, who’s giving it a plum premiere … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
Old show. New cast. Same laughs.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, CBS is hoping The Odd Couple — their modern reboot of the classic sitcom — is going to appeal to a whole new generation of TV viewers, while still satisfying the nostalgia aspect of those who loved the original.
Starring Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger, The Odd Couple will feature the now-iconic sitcom troupe of what happens when two completely opposite men (one's a neat-freak, while the other is a slob) are forced to move in together.
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To help get the perfect mix of old and new, Garry Marshall, who executive produced and developed their original early ’70s sitcom, is working behind-the-scenes as a consultant on the CBS reboot.
So what's going to be the biggest difference between the old Odd Couple and the new? According to executive producer Bob Daily, the answer »
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