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"Go On", a new show starring Matthew Perry premiers Tonight 8/8

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  1. Aug 8, 2012 #1 of 130
    ThePennyDropped

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

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    A new comedy called Go On starring Matthew Perry (from Friends and Studio 60) premiers tonight on NBC at 11:04 pm (EDT) after the Olympic coverage ends.

    It got a good review in the Boston Globe, and since there's little in the way of non-repeats on right now, I'm going to give it a try.

    http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2012/08/08/promising_go_on_helps_matthew_perry_help_himself/


    Anyone heard anything about it?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2012 #2 of 130
    RGM1138

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    I've seen a couple of promos. It still looks like he's playing Chandler.

    And, apparently this is only a preview of the series.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2012 #3 of 130
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I've been a big fan of Matthew Perry since Friends, and even if he plays variations on the same character all the time, he does it really, really well. His comic timing is absurdly great.

    So yeah, I'll give it a shot (just like I did Studio 60 and Mr. Sunshine).
     
  4. Aug 8, 2012 #4 of 130
    Donbadabon

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    Yay
     
  5. Aug 8, 2012 #5 of 130
    Queue

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    I'll watch although I'd really prefer to see him on Newsroom.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2012 #6 of 130
    Tyrion The Imp

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    Going to skip out on this one.
     
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    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Me too.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2012 #8 of 130
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    If NBC does things like other networks have in the recent past, this "preview" will be the pilot episode, and then when the series starts for real in September, they'll start with episode 2. I have no doubt that the pilot will be reaired multiple times on many different NBCU channels within the first few weeks of the TV season, but you should be aware that just because they're calling it a "preview" doesn't mean it's not worth watching.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2012 #9 of 130
    kimsan

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    What the heck, it's got Laura Benati of "Starved". I'll give it a go in re-run season :)
     
  10. Aug 8, 2012 #10 of 130
    DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I thought the show was called "Goon".
     
  11. Aug 8, 2012 #11 of 130
    Cearbhaill

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    Thanks for the heads up- I'll give it a shot.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2012 #12 of 130
    TonyD79

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    Just watched it. It was one of the best pilots I have ever seen. Love the cast of characters. He wasn't Chandler. More like Mr Sunshine but with a heart.

    It goes on my list for the new season.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #13 of 130
    Bettamojo5

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    I watched and liked it. Will give it a try.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2012 #14 of 130
    mike_k

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    I liked it, too. Thought it was very well done. :up:
     
  15. Aug 9, 2012 #15 of 130
    Azlen

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    I liked it too. Wondering though how many seasons they can squeeze out of a support group. It seems kinda limiting.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2012 #16 of 130
    jamesl

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    he was really good in West Wing

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3YEuWqFroo[/media]

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4kvF62tJRE&feature=relmfu[/media]

    I know the writing had a lot to do with it, but I was surprised how well he transitioned from funny/sarcastic to drama

    he's a better actor than I thought
     
  17. Aug 9, 2012 #17 of 130
    pkscout

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    I just checked the NBC website, and it shows that Go On starts September 11. TheTVDB shows episode 2 showing September 18, so it looks like what folks saw last night really was a preview, and episode 1 will be shown again (with commercials) on September 11.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2012 #18 of 130
    sharkster

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    Thanks for the info. I missed last night, so am hoping what airs on Sept 11 is the first ep.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2012 #19 of 130
    sushikitten

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    This.

    I kept meaning to set the tivo but never got around to it.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2012 #20 of 130
    tiams

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    It needs to pick a tone and stick with it.
     

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