Considered a true classic by anyone asked, in the spring of next year, CBS is planning to revive the Neil Simon hit, The Odd Couple, in the form of a new sitcom that will star Matthew Perry and Nerdist favorite, Tom Lennon. But the big question regarding the news has been when we can expect to see the new Felix and Oscar on screen. Well, as of this afternoon, we have our answer.
In a new announcement that also confirmed the series finale date of Two and a Half Men, the network set the series premiere date of the new sitcom for February 19, 2015 at 8:30pm, which will be followed the hour long series finale of the aforementioned Chuck Lorre comedy.
Honestly, we can’t wait for this one because Lennon is a brilliant casting choice for neat freak Felix Unger. In fact, we can just picture the comedic gold Lennon will bring to the table. Just the idea of him trying to keep Perry’s Oscar from turning his living space into complete disarray is fantastic, even without seeing a single piece of footage. Not to mention that, if Tom Lennon’s involved, we have no doubt there will be many laughs to be had.
It will also be interesting to see how the comedian plays off Matthew Perry, who’s serving as co-writer and executive producer on the show. For now, all we can do is sit back and wait for some clips to drop.
The Odd Couple premieres February 19, 2015 at 8:30pm on CBS.
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[HT TV by the Numbers]