A remake is difficult to pull off, but CBS does it with “The Odd Couple,” a comedy about two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their respective marriages.
Starring Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, the pair run into a slew of hilarious antics when Felix makes the monumental mistake of letting Oscar move in with him.
“A lot of people said Matthew Perry’s doing ‘The Odd Couple’ and they need someone to play Felix,” Thomas Lennon said about acting alongside Matthew Perry. “And I was like ‘Yep! Check! I am that!'”
Luckily for Felix, his quirky neighbor Emily, played by Lindsay Sloane, helps him adapt to his new life with slovenly Oscar while Oscar’s assistant Dani, played by Yvette Nicole Brown, and long-time agent Teddy, played by Wendell Pierce, try to keep Oscar’s career as a sports radio host on track.
“The Odd Couple” stars Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison, Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger, Yvetter Nicole Brown as Dani, Lindsay Sloan as Emily and Wendell Pierce as Teddy.
Catch the premiere of “The Odd Couple” on February 19 at 8:30pm ET/PT.
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