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Matthew Perry in "The Good Wife" (Jeffrey Neira/CBS)

Matthew Perry has strayed from NBC for his new project.

The “Friends” and “Go On” star is penning an adaptation of Neil Simon’s classic “Odd Couple,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

A script deal with penalty at this point, the project is intended as a multi-camera comedy. If CBS orders the script to series, Perry will star and executive produce.

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Danny Jacobson has also signed on as producer/writer on the project. Additionally, Timberman-Beverly principals Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman and The Tannenbaum Company’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will serve as executive producers.

It isn’t clear which version of “The Odd Couple” Perry plans to use as his source material. Simon’s play debuted on Broadway in 1965. That was followed by a film in 1968 and the TV series that premiered in 1970, which starred Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

Simon’s basic premise and characters stayed intact across all three mediums. Felix and Oscar, two divorced men, share a Manhattan apartment. While Felix is neat and tidy, Oscar is sloppy and casual. Their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and comedy.

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Most recently, Perry starred on NBC’s short-lived comedy “Go On.” He played a sports talk radio host trying to move on from the death of his wife. In May, NBC canceled the sitcom after one season. Also, Perry was the co-creator, co-writer, executive producer and star of the short-lived ABC sitcom “Mr. Sunshine,” which ran from February to April 2011.

His most successful role, of course, is that of Chandler Bing on NBC’s ensemble sitcom, “Friends.” It ran from 1994-2004.

He has also appeared in several films, including “Fools Rush In” (1997), “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000), and “17 Again” (2009).

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Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" (Photo: A&E)

MARS, Pa. (AP) — A camouflage-clad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson.

WTAE-TV reports Robertson told the couple to always love and forgive one another as they were wed Saturday morning at a Field & Stream store near Pittsburgh.

Robertson popped in for the nuptials of Mehgan Cook, who sported a camouflage sash on her dress, and Charlie Miller, who was completely clad in camo gear.

The two hadn’t planned on marrying at the store but Cook said they were eager to meet Robertson.

“I was going to cancel the wedding ’cause I heard Willie was coming,” Cook told KDKA-TV.

Instead, Cook said, her mother came up with the idea of a wedding at the store — and they got a surprise when Robertson appeared during the ceremony.

“That’s a first for me, it’s good to be a part of that,” Robertson said. “They look like my kind of folks with the camouflage. That was cool.”

Click on the pic to watch the smash-hit season premiere of “Duck Dynasty”:

Phil Robertson and wife Miss Kay renew their vows on "Duck Dynasty" (Photo: A&E)

On the “Duck Dynasty” Season 4 premiere, which aired Wednesday, family members threw a surprise wedding for patriarch Phil Robertson, wearing a black jacket over camouflage garb, and his wife, Miss Kay. They could only afford a justice of the peace when they married 48 years ago.

The show drew 11.8 million viewers on the A&E channel, making it the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in U.S. cable television history in total viewers as well as all key demographic groups.

Cook said she had been engaged to another man, but he died in a car crash four years ago. But she met Miller at the scene and eventually the two started dating.

“I never thought it would happen again,” Cook said, tearing up.


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Jack Klugman in 2008, and with Tony Randall in &quotThe Strange Couple&quot (inset) Images: Getty Photographs

LOS ANGELES — Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-confronted character actor and typical guy who was cherished by hundreds of thousands as the messy a single in Television set’s “The Odd Couple” and the crime-fighting coroner in “Quincy, M.E.,” died Monday, a son explained. He was ninety.

Klugman, who lost his voice to throat most cancers in the 1980s and qualified himself to communicate yet again, died with his wife at his side.

“He had a fantastic existence and he enjoyed every single moment of it and he would motivate other individuals to do the same,” son Adam Klugman mentioned.

Adam Klugman mentioned he was paying Christmas with his brother, David, and their people. Their father experienced been convalescing for some time but had evidently died abruptly and they had been not sure of the specific lead to.

“His sons loved him quite much,” David Klugman mentioned. “We’ll have on in his soul.”

By no means anyone’s concept of a matinee idol, Klugman remained a well-known star for a long time merely by taking part in the type of gentleman you could picture operating into at a bar or riding on a subway with — gruff, but down to earth, his tie stained and a minor unfastened, a racing type beneath his arm, a cigar in hand for the duration of the days when smoking cigarettes was permitted.

He was a town actor perfect for “The Odd Few,” which ran from 1970 to 1975 and was primarily based on Neil Simon’s perform about mismatched roommates, divorced New Yorkers who end up dwelling together. The demonstrate teamed Klugman — the sloppy sports activities writer Oscar Madison — and Tony Randall — the fussy photographer Felix Unger — in the roles played out by Walter Matthau and Artwork Carney on Broadway and Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the 1968 movie. Klugman experienced presently had a style of the show when he replaced Matthau on Broadway and he discovered to roll with the rapid-pondering Randall, with whom he had worked in 1955 on the CBS sequence “Appointment with Adventure.”

“There’s no person far better to improvise with than Tony,” Klugman said. “A script may possibly say, ‘Oscar teaches Felix football.’ There would be four blank webpages. He would provoke me into reacting to what he did. Mine was the simple component.”

They were battlers on display screen, and the very best of close friends in true life. When Randall died in 2004 at age 84, Klugman instructed CNN: “A planet without Tony Randall is a planet that I can not recognize.”

In “Quincy, M.E.,” which ran from 1976 to 1983, Klugman played an idealistic, challenging-minded medical examiner who tussled with his manager by uncovering data of murder in cases exactly where other people experienced natural leads to.

“We had some fantastic writers,” he explained in a 1987 Associated Press interview. “Quincy was a muckraker, like Upton Sinclair, who wrote about injustices. He was my ideal as a youngster, my writer, my hero.

“Everybody stated, ‘Quincy’ll by no means be a hit.’ I stated, ‘You men are inappropriate. He’s two heroes in one particular, a cop and a physician.’ A coroner has energy. He can tell the police commissioner to check out a murder. I observed the option to do what I’d gotten into the theater to do — give a message.

“They ended up planning to do cops and robbers with ‘Quincy.’ I stated, ‘You promised me I could do causes.’ They stated, ‘Nobody needs to see that.’ I explained, ‘Look at the good results of 󈬬 Minutes.” They want to see it if you current it as entertainment.’”

For his 1987 function as 81-year-old Nat in the Broadway production of “I’m Not Rappaport,” Klugman wore leg weights to learn to shuffle like an aged guy. He said he would put on them for an hour ahead of each overall performance, “to don’t forget to preserve that shuffle.”

“The guy is so important emotionally, but physically he can’t be,” Klugman explained.

“We deal with old men and women so poorly. There is absolutely nothing straightforward about 80.”

The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was born in Philadelphia and commenced his acting profession in university drama (Carnegie Institute of Technology). Immediately after serving in the Military in the course of World War I, he went on to summertime inventory and off-Broadway, rooming with fellow actor Charles Bronson as equally looked for paying positions. He created his Broadway debut in 1952 in a revival of “Golden Boy.” His film credits integrated Sidney Lumet’s 󈫼 Angry Men” and Blake Edwards’ “Days of Wine and Roses” and an early television highlight was showing up with Humphrey Bogart and Henry Fonda in a production of “The Petrified Forest.” His efficiency in the classic 1959 musical “Gypsy” brought him a Tony nomination for greatest showcased (supporting) actor in a musical.

He also appeared in several episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” such as a memorable 1963 one in which he performed a negligent father whose son is significantly wounded in Vietnam. His other Television exhibits involved “The Defenders” and the soap opera “The Biggest Present.”

In a 1987 interview in the New York Every day News, he explained, “once I did a few hourlong shows in 2½ weeks. Believe we’d do that now? Huh! But then it was wonderful. I did summer season inventory, played out the classics. Me!”

Throat most cancers took away his raspy voice for several years in the nineteen eighties. When he was back again on the phase for a 1993 revival of “Three Guys on a Horse,” The Related Push evaluation explained, “His voice might be a tiny scratchy but his timing is as impeccable as ever.”

“The only truly silly factor I ever did in my lifestyle was to commence smoking,” he said in 1996. Seeing men and women cigarette smoking in television and films, he extra, “disgusts me, it can make me so angry — children are watching.”

In his later a long time, he guest-starred on Television set collection which includes “Third View” and “Crossing Jordan” and appeared in a 2010 theatrical film, “Camera Obscura.”

Klugman’s hobby was horse racing and he sooner or later took up elevating them, also.

“I usually beloved to gamble,” he stated. “I never ever received close to a horse. Fate dealt me a awful blow when it gave me a great horse the first time out. I considered how effortless this is.

“Now I really like getting around them.”

Klugman’s wife, actress-comedian Brett Somers, played his ex-spouse, Blanche, in the “Odd Few” sequence. The pair, who married in 1953 and experienced two sons, Adam and David, had been estranged for a long time at the time of her loss of life in 2007.

In February 2008, at age eighty five, Klugman married longtime girlfriend Peggy Crosby.

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