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Misery Loves Company: First Details on NBC’s ‘Go On’ Pilot and Second Episodes

By on August 27, 2012
(Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC)

(Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC)

Go On, NBC’s new Fall comedy starring Friends‘ Matthew Perry, premieres Thursday September 13th, and we have details on both the pilot and second episode of the season to share. The show centers on sports radio personality Ryan King (Perry) who is forced into grief counseling against his will following the death of his wife. However, Ryan’s lack of interest in overcoming his loss may actually start to benefit others in the group who have been wallowing a little too long.

Check out NBC’s description below as well as the just-released deets on both the pilot and second episode.

Misery loves company. Unless you’re sportscaster Ryan King (Matthew Perry, “Friends,” “Mr. Sunshine”) who thinks misery should just be left alone. After taking some time off, Ryan – who recently lost his wife in a car accident – is now ready to get back to work. And while he seems like his same old charming, cocky self, his boss won’t set him back on the air until he seeks counseling. So, Ryan reluctantly joins a support group with one goal in mind: get in, get out and get back on the radio as quickly as possible.

Played by the fast-talking, sarcastic, and charismatic Perry, Ryan gives grief a real run for its money. Within one day of group therapy, he hijacks the meeting and suddenly the downtrodden are cajoled into playing a game of “who’s got the best sob story?” And in no time all of them are battling it out, trying to one-up each other’s despair. Now, this is fun! Ryan’s total lack of interest in healing might be just what this group needs – and maybe, exactly what he needs to move on with his life. Also starring are Tony winner Laura Benanti (“The Playboy Club”), Julie White (“Transformers”), Suzy Nakamura (“Dodgeball”), Khary Payton (“General Hospital”) and Allison Miller (“Terra Nova”).

“PILOT”

09/13/2012 (10:30PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : SERIES PREMIERE – Following the sudden death of his wife, sports radio personality Ryan King (Matthew Perry ,”Friends,” “Mr. Sunshine”) is forced to attend grief counseling. Feeling it unnecessary, he does so reluctantly, and with minimal participation, until it becomes clear that this may actually help him in unexpected ways.

 

“HE GOT GAME, SHE GOT CATS”

09/14/2012 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Friday) : RYAN BEGINS TO APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT GROUP – Ryan (Matthew Perry) struggles to keep the group and his “real life” separate, but comes to learn he’ll get better faster if he really lets them in. Meanwhile, Steven (John Cho) wants to be there for Ryan and help him overcome his loss, but his efforts to do so are awkward and comical. Laura Benanti, Julie White, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star.