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Matthew Perry Talks Return to NBC TV...So What About That Friends Reunion?

Matthew Perry is coming home.

At the network upfronts in NYC, the star of NBC's new fall comedy Go On told us that it feels "oddly familiar" after his years on the network's hit sitcom Friends.

He's also feeling…purple?!

Read on to find out what he means—as well as why he's "kind of glad" his ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine didn't succeed and whether he agrees with former costars Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc that a Friends reunion is "never going to happen."

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"I always like to think of myself as being the purple feather" in the NBC Peacock, Perry deadpanned when we asked about his homecoming.

He definitely deserves a feather in his cap after 10 seasons playing Chandler Bing on one of the network's most successful series.

Unfortunately, his last two TV outings, Studio 60 and Mr. Sunshine, didn't, um, go on as long. But, he told us candidly, "I was kind of glad Sunshine didn't go as long…I was in charge of that show. Now I'm just an actor again and it's nice."

Go On "is about a guy named Ryan King who looks a lot like me," Perry joked. "He is a sportscaster who loses his wife in tragic way and is forced to go to group therapy, where there's a bunch of kooky characters…Zany hilariousness ensues." As for more zaniness to come from the Friends gang, Perry calls his costars' comments "probably a fair assessment." But he didn't completely shoot it down, saying his answer is really "I don't know."

To hear more comedic stylings from Perry and his Go On costar Laura Benanti, watch the video above!

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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