NBC Airs Pilot of Matthew Perry Sitcom "Go On," Featuring Laura Benanti and Julie White, Aug. 8

News   NBC Airs Pilot of Matthew Perry Sitcom "Go On," Featuring Laura Benanti and Julie White, Aug. 8
 
The new Matthew Perry sitcom "Go On," which co-stars Tony winners Laura Benanti and Julie White, will make its network premiere Aug. 8 following the Olympic coverage on NBC.

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The pilot will air on NBC at 11:06 PM ET; check local listings.

The cast features Matthew Perry as Ryan, Laura Benanti as Lauren, John Cho as Steven, Julie White as Annie, Brett Gelman as Mr. K, Suzy Nakamura as Yolanda and Tyler James Williams as Owen.

In the new series, Perry, according to NBC, plays Ryan King, "a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan's alpha-male boss, Stephen, played by John Cho, has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for 'life change,' where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss."

"Go On" was created by Emmy Award-winning writer/executive producer Scott Silveri ("Perfect Couples," "Friends"). Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Karey Nixon ("Free Agents," "Miss/Guided") and Jon Pollack ("Up All Night," "30 Rock") also serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Holland.

"Go On" is a production of Universal Television, Dark Toy Entertainment and Silver & Gold Productions.

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