Matthew Perry Is Remaking The Odd Couple

MACAU - OCTOBER 07: Actor Mathew Perry poses on the red carpet during the 2013 Huading Awards Ceremony at The Venetian on October 7, 2013 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images for Global Talents Media Group) Photo: Lam Yik Fei/2013 Getty Images

Matthew Perry has signed on to star, co-write, and executive produce a new version of The Odd Couple for CBS, Deadline reports. He'll take on the Oscar role (that's the messy one), with the Felix role yet to be cast. Since Friends ended in 2004, Perry has gone 0-3 with new shows: Studio 60 drowned in its own self-righteousness, Mr. Sunshine never quite got off the ground, and Go On was secretly wonderful even though no one watched it, at which point it was unceremoniously canceled. (To be fair, he was really good on all these shows.) Anyway: The Odd Couple. Just about any comedy you can think of involves some kind of Odd Couple dynamic, and it has that built-in name recognition, so ... maybe not the weirdest idea?