The Odd Couple Pilot Scoop: Look Who's Playing the Felix to Matthew Perry's Oscar

thomas-lennon-matthew-perry-The Odd CoupleCBS’ 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.

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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.

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