Wendell Pierce has signed on to CBS‘ multi-camera comedy pilot “The Odd Couple,” an update of the Neil Simon classic.
Co-written and executive produced by “Friends” star Matthew Perry, “Odd Couple” revolves around two mismatched roommates — the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon).
Pierce will play Teddy, a neurotic cop and a good friend of Oscar’s who goes to his apartment every week for Game Night.
Pierce recently wrapped the fourth and final season of HBO’s “Treme” and is set to appear in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” next season.
Tony Randall and Jack Klugman originated the roles on television from 1970-75 on CBS.