Matthew Perry

One of TV's favorite Friends is coming back to the small screen.

According to Variety, Showtime has picked up the pilot The End of Steve, which stars Matthew Perry as an unhappy TV talk show host whose egomaniacal streak is tested when he's stuck working on a daytime show out of Rochester, N.Y. Despite his bitterness, he does try to find professional and personal happiness, perhaps by seeking out the romantic company of the station's morning show host.

Perry, whose most recent TV credits include Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and the TNT TV movie The Ron Clark Story, wrote and produced the dark comedy with Rescue Me creator and Larry Sanders Show producer Peter Tolan.

Perry was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 2006 for his work on the Ron Clark biopic. He will also star alongside Zac Efron on the big screen next year in 17 Again.