Matthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’ Pilot Casts Thomas Lennon as Felix

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Perry’s “17 Again” costar will play neat-freak photographer to Perry’s slobby sportswriter

Matthew Perry‘s revamp of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple” has found its Felix.

Perry’s “17 Again” costar Thomas Lennon has been cast to play Felix opposite Perry’s Oscar Madison in the CBS pilot.

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In addition to starring in the multi-camera pilot, Perry is co-writing the episode with Joe Keenan (“Frasier,” “Desperate Housewives”). Former “Friends”-ter Perry is also producing, along with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.

Jack Klugman played sportswriter/slob Madison and Tony Randall portrayed photographer/neat freak Felix Unger in the original television adaptation of the Neil Simon play, which ran on ABC from 1970 to 1975.