CBS Pilot Scoop: The Odd Couple Adds Treme's Wendell Pierce as 'Murray the Cop'

Wendell Pierce Cast Odd CoupleCBS’ The Odd Couple will be dealing in Treme‘s Wendell Pierce.

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The multi-camera comedy pilot, based on Neil Simon’s classic play and exec-produced and co-written by Friends‘ Matthew Perry (with Frasier‘s Joe Keenan), follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Reno 911‘s Thomas Lennon).

Pierce — whose recent TV credits also include NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show — will play Teddy, a neurotic cop and a good buddy of Oscar’s who goes to to the gents’ apartment every week for “Game Night.”

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On the original Odd Couple, Al Molinaro played a similar role, then named Murray. Yep, yep, yep.