David Schwimmer, former star of “Friends” has been noticeably missing from TV screens since the hit sitcom ended in 2004. On Feb. 1, Matt Carter revealed that Schwimmer has been cast in the pilot for a new series to air on ABC.
Other “Friends” Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox have all gone on to star in new series. Matthew Perry has had several series, including his most recent, “Go On” which was cancelled in May 2013. That has left only Schwimmer and Jennifer Anniston without homes on the small screen.
Schwimmer’s series would be called “Irreversible” based on an Israeli TV show. He would play Andy, a self-absorbed writer with self-esteem issues. Andy’s first book was a huge commercial success and its follow up a dismal flop. He and his wife Sarah have 2 kids. The pilot will be written by Segahl Avin who created the original series.
ABC was looking for a big name star to anchor the show and Schwimmer certainly fits that bill. He has been working on the stage and in films since his last stin5t on TV. Execs are hoping that he has been away from television long enough that people won’t see him and think “Ross!”
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