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12/13/2013 04:24 pm ET

Matthew Perry To Star In 'The Odd Couple:' CBS Plans New Sitcom Based On Old Classic

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Matthew Perry's coming back to the small screen.

The "Friends" alum will star, co-write and executive produce "The Odd Couple," a new multi-camera comedy due out on CBS, according to Deadline. Based on Neil Simon's original rendition of "The Odd Couple," the new show will focus on the same characters, messy Oscar -- played by Perry -- and his neat roommate, Felix.

"The Odd Couple" reboot will be filmed in front of a live audience, just like "Friends." "I think it’s time for me to be in front of a live audience again. I miss that. The search for Felix Ungar is on!" Perry said, according to Deadline.

Perry co-piloted two other shows in his post-"Friends" TV career: ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" and NBC's "Go On." Neither were immediate hits and both were single-camera shows were canceled after one season.

Who do you think should play Felix to Perry's Oscar? Sound off in the comments.

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