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"Friends" star Matthew Perry will return to NBC in a comedy for next season called "Go On."

The show, in which he plays a sportscaster who attends a grief support group, has received a pickup for the 2012-13 season, an NBC rep confirms to Zap2it (Deadline first reported the pickup). It's the first pilot this season to get a series order (not counting direct-to-series projects like NBC's "Hannibal" and ABC's "Mistresses").

"Go On" also has a behind-the-scenes "Friends" connection: It was created by Scott Silveri, a long-time writer and producer for the show who also co-created its spinoff "Joey."

Perry starred in "Mr. Sunshine" for ABC last season and has guested on "The Good Wife" this year. He'll also be a co-executive producer of "Go On"; Silveri and director Todd Holland are executive producing with Karey Burke.

"Go On" also stars Laura Benanti ("The Playboy Club"), Allison Miller ("Terra Nova »

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