Pilot Scoop: Former Friend David Schwimmer Plots TV Comeback in ABC Comedy Irreversible

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David Schwimmer ABC PilotDavid Schwimmer is dipping his toe back in the TV water with a lead role in Irreversible, a single-camera comedy pilot at ABC.

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The project, which is based on the Israeli hit Bilti Hafich, will find the former Friends star playing one half of a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple.

Segahl Avin, who co-created the Israeli version, penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Rescue Me‘s Peter Tolan.

If Irreversible snags a series pickup, it will mark Schwimmer’s first full-time series gig since wrapping his decade-long run on Friends in 2004.



Comments (28)

  • I’d watch.

    Comment by alistaircrane – January 31, 2014 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cannot wait!! I’m so excited that Schwimmer is back! Love him.

    Comment by Jessica – January 31, 2014 08:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Count me in. Ross was my favorite. It’d be great to see David back on tv.

    Comment by enri – January 31, 2014 08:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was ON A BREAK!!

    Comment by Cassie – January 31, 2014 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is my favorite comment.

      Comment by Studz – January 31, 2014 09:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Mine too! Cassie, you win!!!

        Comment by c-mo – February 1, 2014 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by dwi in san antonio – January 31, 2014 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Friends ended 10 years ago? God I feel old…

    Comment by Steven – January 31, 2014 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Friends started 20 YEARS ago. How do we feel now :\

      Comment by Tyler – January 31, 2014 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh, WOW…pardon me while I sit in a corner and cry. Between this and my kids watching Anamaniacs, I feel very very old. LOL ;)

        Comment by Mo – February 1, 2014 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m there. This sounds outstanding. There are A LOT of people waiting for more Schwimmer.

    Comment by Zach – January 31, 2014 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And an equal or greater number dreading him. My least favorite Friend. He and LK were the thorns on the rose.

      Comment by Parker – February 1, 2014 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you’re crazy! without Phoebe Buffay that show would have been a LOT less interesting!

        Comment by Rosa – February 3, 2014 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like him ok but PLEASE shave him! Some guys look better than others w/ a beard.

    Comment by MamaLyn MamaLyn – January 31, 2014 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i was sold at “david schwimmer plots tv comeback.” courtney cox, matthew perry, lisa kudrow, and matt leblanc have all found tv success. it’s david’s turn! (i wonder if jennifer aniston will ever do tv again…)

    Comment by kd86953 – January 31, 2014 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, Matthew has so far only found critical success. Well deserved, but he hasn’t gotten a renewal yet. He’s always great on The Good Wife though.

      Comment by Zach – January 31, 2014 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • he’s had SUCH a hard time of it! I have watched ALL of his attempts on NBC and I’m thinking he just needs to go with a different network. Go On was his best attempt but god forbid they’d give it the time!

        he had a great guest spot on Cougar Town though, LOVED it! plus the extra “blooper” type things they showed at the end of the episode.

        Comment by Rosa – February 1, 2014 01:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I loved Go On… i’m still sad to this day. Matthew Perry and the rest of the cast deserved better.

          Comment by Adriana – February 1, 2014 03:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • so did I. so am I. yep.you’re totally right. they still do.
            but hey at least Tonita Castro who played Fausta is on Dads as Edna and she is still hilarious as hell!

            Comment by Rosa – February 1, 2014 03:24 AM PDT  
      • I wish The Good Wife would make him a regular. His character is just so much fun.

        Comment by Steven – February 1, 2014 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool. I always liked Schwimmer and if Peter Tolen is involved it’s bound to be at least interesting.

    Comment by James D – January 31, 2014 10:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I’m so happy that now five of them are back on TV. Been waiting for David’s comeback.

    Comment by Sandrine – January 31, 2014 11:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it’s technically only 4 counting Schwimmer because Perry doesn’t actually have his own show/star in anything regularly anymore. this does not include his guest spots though.

      Comment by Rosa – February 1, 2014 01:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well keyword is cable, just ask Joey. NBC killed him cable resurected him. Matthew should learn from matt. Courtney would not have made it if she didn’t star in this little show called dirty and guess what? Her show was moved to cable. Matthew move to cable. Breaking bad guy did it and Kelsey grammar did it on boss. Those were two guys who were successful on network tv and moved cable. It can be done but its rare. Blue bloods guy did it but with decades in between

    Comment by linda – February 1, 2014 04:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome! He was also amazing on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Comment by Michael – February 1, 2014 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What no one seems to say is that (if you go by the Israeli version) the female character is the big star of the show (and her female best friend) and the husband (Schwimmer) is the straight man to her crazy comic antics. I find it odd that Schwimmer agreed to such a role.

    Comment by Jerrim – February 2, 2014 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I read somewhere else that he’s a producer on it too so i suspect he has a plan lol

      Comment by Lauren – February 2, 2014 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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