Thursday, June 19, 2008

Showtime for Matthew Perry

After a short-lived season on NBC's defunct Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the Friends alum is rebounding to cable, coming aboard to executive produce and star in The End of Steve, a dark comedy series for Showtime chronicling the ups and downs of an afternoon talk-show emcee.

Perry cocreated and will cowrite Steve with veteran tube producer Peter Tolan, the mastermind behind HBO's The Larry Sanders Show and FX's Rescue Me and screenwriter of Analyze This.

The half-hour pilot centers on the titular character (Perry) as he tries to balance his professional life, in which he's viewed as a likeable, funny guy on his chatfest, and his personal life as he struggles over a love affair with the station's morning show host. - Josh Grossberg @ E! online

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