When Matthew Perry’s new sitcom Go On debuted in the summer, it looked like one of the Friends had finally scored another network hit. Sure, the pilot was assisted by a post-London Olympics airing, but the second and third episodes which aired a month later, posted respectable numbers. But as the weeks followed, the numbers dwindled. Its most recent episode only garnered an anemic 3.95 million viewers. Perhaps, a little stunt casting might draw new interest in the show. At least that’s what the producers are hoping for.
Go On announced that one of Perry’s former co-stars are guest starring in an upcoming episode. Hope producers and the network have realistic goals with this person’s appearance. Previous attempts to hold mini-reunions have done very little to improve ratings on other Friends-helmed shows. Both Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow didn’t prove very potent with their respective guest gigs on Cougar Town. The Courteney Cox ABC comedy got shuffled off to TBS. Likewise, Cox’s appearance on Kudrow’s Showtime series Web Therapy yielded similar results. Find out which Central Perk alum is reuniting with Perry soon.
If you guessed Courteney Cox, then you’re somewhat of a mind-reader. That or you’ve read the announcement somewhere else. Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar will be reunited once again. Reports say Cox’s guest stint will air sometime in April. Her character will be set up on a date with Perry’s character. Could romance bloom a second time around? This will be their first on-screen reunion since Friends ended in 2004.
Are you stoked to see Monica and Chandler again? Do you watch Go On? I gave the NBC sitcom a shot, but grew tired after a couple of episodes. While I’m looking forward to the mini-reunion, I’m secretly hoping that NBC cancels the show. Why? Because I want The New Normal to have stronger lead-in to boost its ratings and have a better shot at a second season renewal. Sound off below.