Chandler And Joey Are Coming Back To Television

Well, basically anyways. Matthew Perry is writing and starring in another television reboot of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple for CBS.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry and co-writer Danny Jacobson are currently developing the project centered on a mismatched set of male roommates, which is aiming for a series pickup next fall. The show is likely to get a pilot pickup, given its attached penalty if the network does not choose to shoot the pilot epiosde, though the series based on a set of mismatched roommates isn't guaranteed a series order. The project is being developed as a multi-camera, the same format as Friends, bringing Perry back to a medium in which he shines. His last two comedy undertakings, Mr. Sunshine and Go On, were both single camera comedies. Perry has a good relationship with CBS, after his recent arc on the network's hit drama The Good Wife.

Perry is the only Friends alumni whose post-Friends success has faltered: David Schwimmer has undertaken a successful directing career (with adorable sojourns as the voice of a skittish giraffe in Madagascar), Matt LeBlanc has been enjoying continued success and Golden Globe Best Actor victories from Showtime's Episodes, Courteney Cox is on Cougar Town, Lisa Kudrow has garnered critical acclaim for Web Therapy and a recent buzzy turn on Scandal, and Jennifer Aniston does a few indie movies here and there.