CBS’ Odd Couple is complete!
Reno 911!‘s Thomas Lennon, last seen in NBC’s Sean Saves the World, has landed the role of Felix opposite Matthew Perry’s Oscar in CBS’ in-the-works sitcom reboot, TVLine has learned.
The multi-camera comedy pilot, 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 (Lennon).
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.
This isn’t Lennon and Perry’s first onscreen collaboration. The pair co-starred in 2009’s 17 Again. Additionally, Lennon appeared in two episodes of Friends as Joey’s identical twin hand.