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'Odd Couple' reboot to star Thomas Lennon as Felix opposite Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry will star in, co-write and executive-produce the classic comedy reboot.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 13, 2014 at 7:21 PM   |   Comments

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March 13 (UPI) -- Writer and actor Thomas Lennon, whom you might recognize from What to Expect When You're Expecting and Bad Teacher, has been cast in the iconic role of Felix Unger, the fussy foil to the Odd Couple's easy-going Oscar Madison.

As previously announced, Matthew Perry will play Oscar in the Odd Couple's television reboot for CBS, which he will also co-write and executive produce.

Lennon last appeared in Sean Hayes departing sitcom, Sean Saves the World, but also writes and executive produces Comedy Central's @Midnight variety show with his writing partner, R. Ben Garant.

He also starred alongside Perry in 17 Again.

Perry hasn't had the best luck on television since Friends went off the air in 2004. Aside from a few guest-starring roles on The Good Wife and The West Wing, Perry struck out with Studio 60, Go On and Mr. Sunshine.

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