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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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Starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, the original Odd Couple TV show ran for five seasons on ABC. A later version called The New Odd Couple was cancelled after 18 episodes. How's this new version doing? Will it see a second season?
On CBS' 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.
Airing on the night of the Two and a Half Men series finale, the newest Odd Couple debuted to a very healthy 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.57 million viewers. In week two, the numbers fell by 10% in the demo and 18% in viewership. In week three, »
Mega-slob Oscar Madison and uptight neat freak Felix Unger once again pair up Thursday night at 8:30, when CBS launches its reboot of “The Odd Couple,” which has over the decades taken form as a play, a movie, a classic television series and a not-so-classic TV revamp, “The New Odd Couple.” TheWrap recently spoke to Matthew Perry (who plays Madison), Thomas Lennon (who plays Unger), executive producer Bob Daily and Garry Marshall, who developed the original series for television. Topics included what the new show hopes to bring to the “Odd Couple” legacy and a not-gay but “vaguely fruity” Felix. »
- Tim Kenneally
Five decades ago, The Odd Couple made its debut as a stage play. And now, two films, and four versions of the television show later, CBS is doing its own take on the story. The story of the CBS comedy is a familiar one: two divorced friends, Felix (Thomas Lennon) and Oscar (Matthew Perry), decide to move in together. Felix is neat and perhaps a bit uptight; Oscar is a slob. Naturally the two drive each other crazy, but Lennon and Perry's fun chemistry makes their dynamic pop. Series stars Perry and Lennon, and executive producers Garry Marshall — who worked
- Marisa Roffman
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 »
Matthew Perry poked fun at his post-“Friends” career slump during a panel for his upcoming revival of the classic series “The Odd Couple” at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Monday.
“I’m doing ‘The Odd Couple’ because my attempt at being a movie star failed,” Perry, who serves as executive producer on the series as well as playing sloppy sports journalist Oscar Madison, cracked.
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With the new series, Perry is attempting to revamp one of the more iconic series in television history. »
- Tim Kenneally
Sunday was a big day for The CW, with a slew of big renewals in the morning, a busy day of Press Tour panels and then an evening coronation for Gina Rodriguez at the Golden Globes. Well, CBS has its own Golden Globe winner, with "CSI: Cyber" star Patricia Arquette, but will the network have anything meaningful in store during its Television Critics Association press tour activities? Let's see what CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler has to say... 9:00 a.m. Pt. The CBS clip reel begins with somebody at a juke box, pressing play on a record, which tells you everything you need to know about CBS' demos. 9:01 a.m. Nina Tassler begins by congratulating Gina Rodriguez and Patricia Arquette for their Golden Globes. 9:02 a.m. CBS is No.1 in total viewers and overnight ratings are less important than ever before. And CBS is getting more value »
- Daniel Fienberg
The first thing we spotted inside Nokia Theatre L.A. Live is who is sitting next to who?
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Sitting front and center is Favorite Movie Actor nominee Robert Downey Jr. who is seated next to Ben Affleck. Also in front, the cast of The Big Bang Theory and Iggy Azalea. Presenter Kevin Hart will be laughing it up a row behind them.
The show will also feature a look »
8 items from 2015
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