In what can only be described as an odd/cruel bit of casting news Matthew Perry and real-life ex-girlfriend Lauren Graham will play exes in the upcoming CBS comedy The Odd Couple. I don’t think there will be much acting required when it comes to showing the hostility ex-spouses usually, exhibit and that may just make this show must see TV.
Graham, will guest star as Gaby, the ex-wife of Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) in the television reboot based off of Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway play and the subsequent TV series, which ran from 1970 to 1975. The characters have a deep connection and fondness between one another in spite of constantly getting on each other’s nerves.
The Gilmore Girls star and Perry, dated briefly back in 2003, and have remained friendly (for the most part). The couple presented together at the 2010 Emmy Awards, and Graham has guest starred on two of Perry’s previous television shows: Go On and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Graham’s new role will most likely be her first post-Parenthood gig. The 6th and final season of the NBC family drama is currently airing. Graham has been dating her on-screen brother Peter Krause since meeting on the set of Parenthood in 2010.
While expected to air on CBS at some point in 2015, The Odd Couple does not yet have a premiere date.