NBC Picks Up Matthew Perry Sitcom

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It's official: Matthew Perry will be coming to a living room near you this fall.

The former Friends star, currently mesmerizing The Good Wife viewers as a candidate for Illinois Governor, will star later this year in Go On, the first pilot on any network to receive an episode order.

Matthew Perry as Mike Kresteva

Go On is a single-camera comedy that features Perry as a sportscaster who joins a support group after an unknown loss of some kind. It also stars Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller and Khary Payton.

NBC has also ordered 13 episodes of Hannibal, a drama from Bryan Fuller based on Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but that series skipped the pilot process altogether. It will star Hugh Dancy as Will Graham.

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