Matthew Perry Vs. Thomas Lennon And Ben Garant
In this morning’s Entertainment News, both Matthew Perry (The Whole 10 Yards, Serving Sara) and the comedy team Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant have secured pilots for new TV shows. It’s a feud! I mean, it’s not a feud, but we can pretend it’s a feud. PUNCH HIM! KILL HIM! So, here is Perry’s new project, from the Hollywood Reporter:
Perry, who turned 40 in August, conceived the comedy, in which he will play a self-involved manager of a second-rate sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.
And here is the new project from Lennon and Garant, also from the Hollywood Reporter:
The broadcast network has handed a pilot commitment with penalty to the multicamera comedy he will write with Robert Ben Garant, his “Reno” co-creator/co-star and frequent collaborator.
The two also will executive produce the project, whose premise is being kept under wraps, with Peter Principato and Paul Young. Lennon will star; Garant will play a supporting role.
So on the one hand we have the aging star of a highly successful sitcom putting together a self-indulgent vanity project, and on the other hand, we have a SECRET project from two super funny dudes who have spent years toiling in basic cable and supporting roles in Le Divorce finally making the move to primetime. I’m not going to tell you which dog I chose for this hunt, but let’s just say there are two dogs, and the prey is a FRIEND.
Just kidding. There’s room enough for all of us. Besides, I am pretty sure that Lennon and Garant’s “toiling in the shadows” has made them both millionaires. Night at the Museum? Get out of here. Bartender, a round of success for everyone.