EW reports Garry Marshall has been cast in season two of The Odd Couple, on CBS. Marshall will cameo as Oscar Madison’s father. Based on the Neil Simon play, Marshall and Jerry Belson created the 1970 ABC TV series, starring Jack Klugman as slob Oscar Madison, and Tony Randall as neatnik Felix Unger. In February 2015, CBS premiered this latest remake, with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in the respective roles.
Despite a ratings slide, in May 2015, CBS renewed the series for a second season. Per EW, the season two premiere date has not yet been announced. Along with Perry and Lennon, The Odd Couple cast includes Lindsay Sloane as Emily; Wendell Pierce as Teddy; and Yvette Nicole Brown as Dani. CBS credits Marshall as Executive Consultant.
This is the fourth TV version of The Odd Couple. Walter Matthau (Oscar) and Jack Lemmon (Felix) starred in the 1968 feature film.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of The Odd Couple TV show on CBS? Do you plan to tune in for season two?