Well, it looks like an old friend is coming back to NBC…again. The network has had a rather tough year, between the struggling ratings against the very successful networks, a widely publicized benching of Community until March, and even the first cancellations of the season. But, they’re looking to get thins back in track, and began today by picking up the first series from their pilot rampage.
Deadline reports that Matthew Perry’s comedy Go On has received a 13-episode series order from NBC. This isn’t Perry’s first time on television since the ending of Friends eight years ago. The actor starred in the acclaimed and yet cancelled after one year series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, along with last year’s also axed ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine.
Go On joins the already ordered Hannibal as new series coming in the 2012-13 season. However, NBC has actually seen the pilot for Go On, while Hannibal was a script-to-series order that is still currently in casting.
Created by Scott Silveri (EP of Friends), with the pilot directed by Todd Holland, Go On “centers on an irreverent yet charming sportscaster (Perry) who, trying to move on from a loss, finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory support group.” Besides Perry, the cast includes Laura Benati, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller and Khary Payton.