matthew-perry-odd-couple-greenlit-CBS.jpgMatthew Perry‘s take on “The Odd Couple” is one step closer to your TV screens with CBS giving a pilot order to the multi-camera comedy, reports Deadline.

Perry is co-writing, executive producing and starring in the reboot of the classic Neil Simon play that spawned a successful movie and TV series. “Frasier” writer Joe Keenan is co-writing with Perry, who is set to play the messy Oscar Madison half of the disparate roomies. The fastidious Felix Unger has not been cast yet, but Zap2it has some suggestions.

“The Odd Couple” has seen many big and small screen iterations over the years, most notably the 1968 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and the 1970 TV series starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

Perry has made a few forays into TV since “Friends” ended 10 years ago with “Mr. Sunshine” and “Go On,” but neither of them stuck around past a partial first season. Do you think he’ll fare better with “The Odd Couple”? Who do you think should play Felix?

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