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The Odd Couple Is Coming Back to TV

May 09, 2014

CBS announced that it ordered a reboot of The Odd Couple, more than four decades after the classic sitcom first aired.

The half-hour show, which will be shot with multiple cameras like most seasons of its predecessor, will star Matthew Perry as Oscar and Thomas Lennon as Felix, Entertainment Weekly reports. CBS picked up the pilot in February.

The much-loved series, which first aired in 1970 on ABC, followed two divorced men sharing a New York City apartment and was based on a play by Neil Simon.

Announcing more of its 2014-2015 lineup, CBS said it had ordered another NCIS spinoff: NCIS: New Orleans with Scott Bakula. Also on the lineup: Madam Secretary, about a female Secretary of State (Tea Leoni), and Battle Creek, which follows a team of two detectives with different world views.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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