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Go On (NBC) “There’s No Ryan in Team” Episode 3

Go On  "There’s No Ryan in Team" Episode 3  airs Tuesday, September 18 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis :  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. Read More... //  

How Long Will This Comedy 'Go On'?

The premise of NBC’s ‘Go On’ is a curious choice for a sitcom star like Matthew Perry. After headlining the short-lived ‘Mr. Sunshine’ a couple of seasons ago, viewers perhaps thought his character... //

Go On (NBC) “He Got Game, She Got Cats” Episode 2

Go On  "He Got Game, She Got Cats" Episode 2 airs Tuesday, September 11 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis:  Frustrated with the "all talk, no action" philosophy of Lauren (Laura Benanti), Ryan (Matthew Perry) urges Sonia (Sarah Baker) to dump her boyfriend. When the consequences get out of control, Ryan realizes Lauren may be wiser than he realized. And while trying to keep busy and avoid being lonely, Ryan makes increasing demands on his assistant, Carrie (Allison Miller). Meanwhile, Ryan rekindles George’s (Bill Cobbs) love of basketball.Julie White, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star. Read More... //  

TV ratings: 'Go On' has solid opening Tuesday while 'The Voice' and 'The New Normal' are steady

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012NBC got pretty decent ratings from its new Tuesday lineup, as "Go On" pulled in solid numbers in its time-period premiere and "The New Normal" drew ratings almost identical to its Monday debut. "The Voice" was off a little bit from Monday's premiere but still drew the night's biggest audience."Parenthood" was also in line with its usual ratings. The caveat, of course, is that the other networks are still in summer mode -- the only other original offering Tuesday night was "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX. NBC led the night with 8.4 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households. CBS (7.5 million, 5.1/8) came in second in viewers, well ahead of FOX's 4.3 million and 2.6/4. ABC (2.4 million, 1.7/3) took fourth. The CW trailed with 670,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.NBC's lead among adults 18-49 was wider -- its 2.9 rating almost doubled... //

'Go On': Will you be there again for Matthew Perry?

NBC employed the novel strategy of airing the "Go On" pilot not once, but three times, before the show's official, time-period premiere Tuesday night (Sept. 11). So now that you've finally seen a second episode, what's your verdict?As with a lot of new shows and new comedies in particular, "Go On" still feels like a work in progress. Being honest about the losses its characters have suffered while still getting laughs out of how they handle it is a tricky thing. So far, the show seems to be walking the line pretty well, and it's made a wise decision in not trying to hook up Matthew Perry's and Laura Benanti's characters too quickly -- even if the laws of television dictate that they're headed toward that point somewhere down the road.As we said in our review, there's a good deal of potential in the NBC show and in its particularly strong ensemble, which also includes... //

'Go On' Cast On Grief Comedy & Working With Matthew Perry

" Go On " re-aired its premiere episode last night, and tonight marks the show's official premiere with Episode 2, "He Got Game, She Got Cats" (premieres Tues., Sept. 11, 9 p.m. ET on NBC), where grieving widow Ryan King ( Matthew Perry ) realizes he may not have all the answers after all. HuffPost TV caught up with some of Perry's co-stars to find out more about working with the "Friends" alum, learning about this very special group of people, Ryan's life at work outside of the group and what's to come. Keep reading for more scoop from Laura Benanti, who stars as the support group's Type-A leader, Lauren; Brett Gelman, a regular at UCB, who plays Mr. K, a man whose grief is obvious but also a total mystery; Suzy Nakamura, who plays the group's wannabe star student Yolanda; and John Cho, who plays Steven, Ryan's boss and best friend who mandates his grief therapy. On working with Matthew Perry Laura Benanti: "He's the worst. He's not handsome, he's not funny, he's not smart ... no, he's the best. He's truly a great guy. I feel like I've known all these guys for a long time already." John Cho: "For me, I'm working with a hero of mine, Matthew Perry. I've stolen so much from him over the years, it's kind of embarrassing. [Laughs.] I told him, 'This is really weird for me. You're my teacher, but you don't even know you're my teacher. So you don't know how big this moment is for me.'" Suzy Nakamura: "He's great ... and I'm not just saying that. He's a team player and our leader. We all look to him because he has so much experience, but he also makes sure we're all working toward to same goal, as an ensemble, which is making this sweet, emotional, funny show. It's not easy for him -- he does a lot of the heavy lifting -- but he's great. "With Matthew's character, he's obviously the coolest guy that I've ever met and I want to be best friends with him. And that's not far from the actual reality. He cares about the show first -- he wants everybody to shine." More about the group's many characters Brett Gelman on Mr. K: "He's definitely the weirdest of the group, but in a way, he's the simplest and most straightforward. He wants friends really bad, and that's really his main thing. He's complicated with how he pursues that, but ... [laughs] really he just wants to be loved. But the group's really a family, and they accept him more and more as the show goes on, and everybody accepts each other." Laura Benanti on Lauren: "She is just as messed up as they are in some ways. Inherently, I'm the straight man to these folks, but I love that Scott [Silverli, creator] is allowing me to explore her sense of humor as well. I love that he's constantly throwing in little weird things for her." Suzy Nakamura on Yolanda: "Yolanda is the teacher's pet. She wants to please! The groups knows why she's there, but the audience doesn't know why she's there yet -- it'll be revealed. I think she could be annoying, but since her intentions are so good and pure, it's funny. We all know people like that, don't we?" About Ryan's life outside of group John Cho: "Right now, it's really about these two guys who are trying to figure out this terrible thing together, and they're incredibly ill-equipped to talk about these things, and that's funny to me. And it's real." What's next? Laura Benanti: "I want to explore a little bit more of her background, like why she was 40 pounds heavier. I might like a flashback episode. But what led her to Weight Watchers, and what led her to this group? I would like to see her in more stressful situations, too -- with all of her purported knowledge of how to handle oneself, I feel like when it comes to her, it'd all go out the window. In Episode 4, we experience her having a stressful reaction, and the group helps her, which I really loved. But we're also going to see the character outside of the group, relating to each other more socially away from the circle." "Go On" premieres Tues., Sept. 11, 9 p.m. ET on NBC. //

'Go On': The challenge of Matthew Perry's 13 costume changes

The new NBC series "Go On," starring Matthew Perry as sportscaster Ryan King, gives costume designer Nancy Gould a main character with many layers that she helps reveal through the clothes she selects."There is a lot of room for distinction between the sports world and therapy world," Gould tells Zap2it. "[Ryan] is confident and smart and successful on this radio show, so he dresses well in sports coats, suits and dress shirts by Hugo Boss, John Varvatos and Paul Smith. In his casual life, he wears a lot of Vince and Theory. He dresses up at work because he is on camera all the time. Sometime a tie when he's doing the show and jeans underneath since you wouldn't see them anyway."Gould says she enjoys everything about "Go On," especially the characterization, and her main challenge is that sometimes Ryan has 13 changes in one show. She tries to find new ways to convey how... //

'Go On': Laura Benanti on working with Matthew Perry and delaying on-screen romance

The pilot for "Go On" has now aired three times -- a highly rated preview during NBC's Olympics coverage in August, plus two repeats that have pulled in decent numbers.Tuesday (Sept. 11), viewers will at last get to see the show's second episode, in which Ryan (Matthew Perry) continues to be frustrated at the way therapy group leader Lauren (Laura Benanti) runs their sessions. One thing you won't see, though -- at least not for quite a while -- is a budding romance between Lauren and Ryan. Or so Benanti hopes."I think we have to be really careful, because he's just lost his wife," Benanti tells Zap2it about the relationship between Lauren and Ryan, who's reluctantly attending therapy to help cope with his wife's death a month before the show begins. "I certainly don't want the audience to be like, 'Whoa, his therapist is making moves on him right after his wife died.' That's a... //

Matthew Perry Talks Therapy And His New Show 'Go On'

Matthew Perry returns to television for the third time since Friends. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip lasted one season and Mr. Sunshine got cancelled quick, but Go On hopes to be the new mainstay Ma... //

GO ON: Suzy Nakamura Talks About Her New Series

By now, you’ve had plenty of chances to see the first episode of NBC’s GO ON (if you still haven’t seen it either on television or online, go watch it now!), and hopefully you’re as utterly charmed by it as I am. To get a little more scoop on the NBC comedy, I spoke with [...] //