'Go On': Matthew Perry returns to NBC -- how does his post-'Friends' career stack up?


Matthew Perry begins his third starring role in a TV series since the end of "Friends" Wednesday (Aug. 8) when his new NBC comedy, "Go On," gets a commercial-free preview following the Olympics broadcast.He's probably hoping it goes better than the other two: Both "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "Mr. Sunshine" were canceled after just one season. Perry has done acclaimed guest work in dramas -- he was nominated for a guest-acting Emmy on "The West Wing" in the final season of "Friends," and he had a well-received turn on "The Good Wife" last season -- but his post-"Friends" lead roles haven't panned out.In that regard, he's not unlike his fellow "Friends" stars, all of whom have had some serious ups and downs since their career-defining roles on the NBC sitcom.Jennifer Aniston has easily had the highest profile of the six stars, but her movie career since 2004 has had at least as...



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