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Matthew Perry’s ‘Go On’ Given Friendly Full Pick-Up

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It’s called the “Seinfeld Curse” after all, not the ‘Friends’ Curse.  So while this may be Matthew Perry’s third leading TV role since the end of ‘Friends’ eight years ago, he can at least rest easy that for the moment, NBC has his back with Perry’s upcoming effort ‘Go On.’

The first pilot to be picked up by the network this season (with the exception of ‘Hannibal,’ which didn’t go through the pilot phase), NBC has given a friendly thumbs up to Matthew Perry’s new comedy series ‘Go On,’ picking it up to series with a 13-episode order, according to Deadline.  The series also brings back Perry’s former ‘Friends’ show-runner Scott Silveri at the helm.

‘Go On’ follows Perry as an “irreverent yet charming” sportscaster who finds solace in the members of his mandatory support group, while trying to move on from a loss. The pilot also includes Laura Benanti, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller (‘Terra Nova‘), Khary Payton and Julie White (‘Transformers‘) as a widow stuck in the anger stage of the grieving process.

It’s possible that NBC’s picking up ‘Go On’ could influence other networks to pick up pilots of their own, lest they be left behind when it comes to picking from the writers’ pool.  ‘Go On’ isn’t the first post-’Friends’ comeback vehicle Perry has attempted, including last year’s failed ABC effort ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ and the ’30 Rock’- destroyed Aaron Sorkin dramedy ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.’

What do you think?  Is ‘Go On’ worth a look, or the full-series order, or will this be another check in the “L” column for Perry’s post ‘Friends’ career?  Give us your take in the comments below!

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