Scoop: Matthew Perry-Fronted Odd Couple Remake Snags Official Pilot Order at CBS

MATTHEW PERRYCBS’ Matthew Perry-fronted update of The Odd Couple inched closer to reality on Tuesday via an official pilot order, TVLine has learned.

The multi-camera comedy project, based on Neil Simon’s classic play and exec produced and co-written by Perry himself (with Frasier‘s Joe Keenan), follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger.

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The Odd Couple began as a Broadway show in 1965 with actors Art Carney (as Felix) and Walter Matthau (as Oscar), who reprised his role for the 1968 movie opposite Jack Lemmon. A TV series adaptation, starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, later ran for five seasons on ABC.

Thoughts? Casting tips for Felix? Hit the comments!