PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti and Julie White Star Alongside Matthew Perry in New Series "Go On"
By Krissie Fullerton
06 Sep 2012
The new sitcom, featuring Perry as a newly widowed radio host forced to attend grief counseling before returning to work, is set to premiere on NBC on Sept. 11 after a sneak peek previewed during the Olympics Aug. 8 to 16.1 million viewers.
"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.
According to NBC, Perry 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."