After getting two great first clips at the weekend from Matthew Perry’s upcoming NBC comedy, Go On, along with a nice little interview with Perry himself, the network has now debuted the first trailer, and it’s pretty excellent.
Perry is his usual brilliant and talented self that we all know and love, and though his last two TV programmes since Friends have both been cancelled – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was one of the best programmes we’ve seen in recent years, and definitely didn’t deserve to be cancelled after just one season – here’s to hoping that Go On will live up to its name and continue on for seasons to come.
NBC have already ordered a full first season for the show after its pilot filmed earlier this year, and have scheduled the season to start airing this autumn on Tuesdays at 9 in the States.
“Misery loves company. Unless you’re sportscaster Ryan King, who thinks misery should just be left alone.
After taking some time off, Ryan – who recently lost his wife in a car accident – is now ready to get back to work. And while he seems like his same old charming, cocky self, his boss won’t put him back on the air until he seeks counseling. So, Ryan reluctantly joins a support group with one goal in mind: get in, get out and get back on the radio as quickly as possible.
Played by the fast-talking, sarcastic, and charismatic Matthew Perry, Ryan gives grief a real run for its money. Within one day of group therapy, he hijacks the meeting and suddenly the downtrodden are cajoled into playing a game of “who has the best sob story?” And in no time all of them are battling it out, trying to one-up each other’s despair. Now, this is fun!
Ryan’s total lack of interest in healing might be just what this group needs – and maybe, exactly what he needs to move on with his life. From Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Scott Silveri (“Perfect Couples,” “Friends”) comes a new series that proves grief can be good.”
Emmy Award-winning Scott Silveri, with whom Perry worked on for the majority of Friends, has penned the script, with Todd Holland (30 Rock, Malcolm in the Middle), himself a three-time Emmy Award winner, directing the pilot.
Along with Perry, the show also stars Laura Benanti, Allison Miller, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, and Khary Payton, and judging from the trailer, we can expect to see John Cho in at least the pilot, and quite possibly a few more appearances through the season beyond that.
No word yet on when/where we’ll be getting this here in the UK, but I think smart money would say Channel 4 / E4. For now, here’s the first trailer for the show. Looking good.