Could we be any more excited about this? Matthew Perry is returning to NBC as the star of Aaron Sorkin's much-anticipated drama series (previously known as Studio 7) set behind the scenes at a Saturday Night Live-type show. As my esteemed colleague first reported in his TV Guide magazine column, The Ausiello Report, the former Friend initially turned down the gig for reasons Ausiello refuses to divulge go ahead, try asking him but Sorkin apparently didn't take no for an answer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Perry will play a genius comic writer who was forced out of his position as one of the sketch show's producers after a dispute with the network. Onetime Wingsman Steven Weber will play the net's ambitious chairman, and D.L. Hughley one of the sketch show's stars.
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