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Former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc to star in CBS comedy

Actor Matt LeBlanc is set to join his former "Friend" co-star Matthew Perry on new comedy.

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February 9, 2016 3:27:14 pm
Mathew LeBlanc CBS has given a pilot order to multi-camera comedy “I’m Not Your Friend”, offering LeBlanc a series commitment for the project. (Source: Reuters Photo)

Actor Matt LeBlanc is set to join his former “Friends” co-star Matthew Perry on new comedy.

CBS has given a pilot order to multi-camera comedy “I’m Not Your Friend”, offering LeBlanc a series commitment for the project, reported Variety online. LeBlanc, 48, will star as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his
wife goes back to work.

The pilot hails from CBS Television Studios. LeBlanc will serve as executive producer along with Michael Rotenberg and husband and wife writing team Jeff & Jackie Filgo, who penned the script.

Perry is currently starring on CBS’ “The Odd Couple” remake. LeBlanc is already highly in demand this season — it was recently announced that the actor will join the new iteration of “Top Gear” as host alongside presenter Chris Evans.

The actor currently stars on Showtime’s “Episodes”, playing a heightened version of himself.

The future of “Episodes” has yet to be determined, but the show will start filming its fifth season in London in April, and his role in “I’m Not Your Friend” is in addition to those prior commitments.

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