Matthew Perry — best known as Chandler from the 90s sitcom Friends — will return to NBC with a new comedy titled Go On. The show’s creator is Scott Silveri, one of the original writers behind Friends and its ill-fated spin-off Joey.
Go On is the first new pilot the NBC network has approved for its 2012 – 2013 primetime season. The show casts Perry as a sportscaster dealing with a major loss in group-therapy. It doesn’t sound very funny at first, but there can be humor in tragedy too.
Because Go On will be carried by NBC it’s safe to assume that it will be digitally available the day after each episode airs on Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video. NBC has existing content agreements with all of those video services. Though Hulu’s future with the networks is somewhat rocky and the site has been pushing more original series, it’s unlikely that any big changes will happen by the beginning of the new season this fall.
Since his time on Friends, Perry has starred alongside Bruce Willis in The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel, and starred in two high-profile TV failed series: Mr. Sunshine and Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which was also on NBC.