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Old 08-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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"Go On", a new show starring Matthew Perry premiers Tonight 8/8

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..._help_himself/


Anyone heard anything about it?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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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..._help_himself/


Anyone heard anything about it?
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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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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).
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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Mr. Sunshine.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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I'll watch although I'd really prefer to see him on Newsroom.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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Going to skip out on this one.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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I'll watch although I'd really prefer to see him on Newsroom.
Me too.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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And, apparently this is only a preview of the series.
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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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What the heck, it's got Laura Benati of "Starved". I'll give it a go in re-run season
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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I thought the show was called "Goon".
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for the heads up- I'll give it a shot.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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I watched and liked it. Will give it a try.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #14
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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.
I liked it, too. Thought it was very well done.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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he was really good in West Wing


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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
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #17
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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.
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.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #18
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Thanks for the info. I missed last night, so am hoping what airs on Sept 11 is the first ep.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info. I missed last night, so am hoping what airs on Sept 11 is the first ep.
This.

I kept meaning to set the tivo but never got around to it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #20
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It needs to pick a tone and stick with it.
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I liked it. Had several moments that caused me to lol. SP set for me.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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It needs to pick a tone and stick with it.
Why?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #23
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It was okay. I'll give it another couple episodes.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #24
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Got huge ratings (6.4 in adults 18-49). Hopefully that translates into the season.
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Got huge ratings (6.4 in adults 18-49). Hopefully that translates into the season.
Folks probably thought it was part of the Olympics.
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Folks probably thought it was part of the Olympics.
I'm sure the number will be adjusted down later today, since the Olympics went 6 minutes into that half hour. The adjustment will probably be significant. But even if 10-12 million people watched rather than the 18.5 the overnight ratings were indicating, that's still better than any comedy NBC has aired in several years.
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I was only half watching at first because I thought it was just a preview. I didn't know it was going to be the whole episode. I thought it was pretty funny.
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I'm sure the number will be adjusted down later today, since the Olympics went 6 minutes into that half hour. The adjustment will probably be significant. But even if 10-12 million people watched rather than the 18.5 the overnight ratings were indicating, that's still better than any comedy NBC has aired in several years.
The ratings were adjusted down, as expected. The revised numbers were a 5.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 16.1 million viewers, so it still had better ratings than any NBC comedy in years.
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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.
Umm, "The Bob Newhart Show"?

"Dear John"? (Judd Hirsch long ago.)

"Help Me Help You"? (A Ted Danson show from longer ago than I thought.. and wow, it also had Suzy Nakamura on it.. Strangely, she seemed very familiar, and I checked, I even had a wishlist for her, but not auto-recording..)


I thought it was pretty good, not great. I *very* much liked it that it was the wife's fault for texting & dying. I would have expected it to be another driver texting and running into her.

Though there's no way they could have gotten into those costumes and out into the street fast enough.
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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.
I sure thought the ads were saying "another new episode September 11'
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