NBC Picks Up New Matthew Perry Comedy Series

by | April 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Matthew Perry. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Matthew Perry officially has a new NBC series.

The former “Friends” star’s comedy pilot, “Go On,” has been picked up as a series by the network, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap.

On the show, written and executive-produced by “Friends” alum Scott Silveri, Perry will play “an irreverent yet charming sportscaster” who finds solace from the members of his group therapy sessions as he attempts to recover from a loss.

The series co-stars “Transformers” star Julie White, Laura Benanti of “The Playboy Club,” “Men of a Certain Age” actress Suzy Nakamura and Khary Payton.

Perry’s most recent series, the short-lived ABC offering “Mr. Sunshine,” was canceled last May.

Deadline first reported the news.