TVLine Items: NBC Picks Up New Matthew Perry Sitcom, Mariska Hargitay Inks SVU Deal and More

Matthew Perry is officially headed back to the sitcom beat: NBC has ordered to series the famous Friend’s comedy pilot, Go On.

The project, from former Friends exec producer Scott Silveri, centers on a sportscaster (Perry) who, while trying to move on from a loss, finds solace in his mandatory group-therapy sessions.

Laura Benanti (The Playboy Club) and Julie White (Law & Order: SVU, Transformers) are set to co-star.

Our sister site Deadline first reported the pickup.

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Law & Order: SVU is inching closer to a renewal. Per The Hollywood Reporter, frontwoman Mariska Hargitay has signed a new deal to continue with the long-running procedural, should it be picked up for Season 14.

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• Cinemax has given a pilot order to Hurt People, the GK-tv hitman drama project starring CSI vet William Petersen, Deadline reports.

• Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air) has joined the cast of BET’s upcoming comedy Second Generation Wayans, which is based on the members of the famous family. She’ll play “Damien’s” personal assistant.

• SOAPnet will air a four-hour, mom-themed Brothers & Sisters marathon on — what else? — Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday, May 13.

• POTUS Barack Obama will drop by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on April 24.

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