Matthew Perry, Phylicia Rashad land NBC pilots
March 2nd, 2012
10:41 AM ET

Matthew Perry, Phylicia Rashad land NBC pilots

Matthew Perry is among "Friends" once again.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor has landed a role in an NBC comedy pilot called "Go On," with former "Friends" producer Scott Silveri on board to write and executive produce.

Perry would star as a sportscaster who's attending mandatory therapy sessions to help him move past a personal tragedy, which let's us know this will likely provide some darker laughs.

In the meantime, Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on NBC's seminal "The Cosby Show," is also returning to the Peacock Network with a drama pilot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rashad will portray the chief of surgery in "Do No Harm," a take on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. Derrick

    Can't go wrong with Mrs. Huxatable. http://www.derrickduffie.com

    March 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Writerscramp

    I didn't know it was possible for an untalented person to sell their soul more than once to the Devil in exchange for a chance at TV stardom. Where did Perry get the extra soul ?

    March 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Theo

    @ saywhat...no kidding...Wow, when was that pic of Rashad taken? She looks fabulous!
    lol @ "black don't crack"...Doesn't work for Obama though – he's aged about 25 years since moving to DC!

    March 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat10024

    Damn Mrs Huxtable looks younger than Matthew and she has to be at least 20 years older than him.... black don't crack

    March 19, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. rlap

    my take on perry and the other friends is that they were the luckiest to land that gig that worked around their true personalities. out of the friends context, meaning, playing on other shows or movies, it just didn't work out at all. aniston is always rachel, perry is always chandler and so on....I loved Friends!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. B. Miller

    I love Phylicia Rashad! I'm glad to see her returning to TV.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. brenda bernard

    THIS BLOG IS OK, IT'S DOING IT'S JOB, IT'S ENTERTAINMENT FOLKS
    SO STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE. THOSE WHO CAN DO. THOSE WHO CAN'T WRITE IN AND B###H !!! GO TO BED

    March 4, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. fk ur mamma

    This blog sux just like the moron posers who comment on it...Your all full of poop and ur mamas a ho

    March 4, 2012 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sokman

    Actually, I believe Dane Cook is the most unfunny man alive. I could see Perry as sportscaster for some suburb local network news show. Wonder what his catchphrase will be...

    March 3, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. .•|•.

    It could go either way, but, "Do no Harm" might be interesting.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. art vandolay

    Matthew Perry may be the most unfunny man alive. Talk about making a career out of no talent. Kudos to him, thats America for ya.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Grammar Police

    lets, not let's

    March 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Triumph

    Thank you CNN for posting this story, as it is very good...
    FOR ME TO POOP ON!

    March 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |

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