Friday, May 7, 2010
In case you are unfamiliar with The Odd Couple, it was originally a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, which was followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spin offs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. The plot is about two mismatched roommates, one neat and uptight, the other more easygoing.
The show is about the two characters, one named Felix Ungar, who is a neurotic, neat freak newswriter (photographer in the television series), is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a messy sportswriter. In its original Broadway run, Ungar was played by Art Carney and Madison by Walter Matthau. Matthau was later replaced with Jack Klugman.
Fast forward to 2010 and we hear that Comedy Central is moving the yet to be titled show along with Kevin Hart and Bill Burr. We hear the show is a half hour scripted comedy which is gearing up to be launched this fall and to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment.
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Posted by The Humor Mill Magazine at 5:15 PM