Matthew Perry To Get His Own Showtime Series
Posted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 02:21 PM PDT

Television MPERRY042605_01_X17.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Matthew Perry is set to get his own scripted series with Showtime called The End of Steve, according to Variety. Perry serve as co-creator and co-executive producer alongside producer Peter Tolan and will also star in the show as a talkshow host seeking professional and personal happiness.

Sony Pictures TV has already secured a pilot order with significant penalty attached, and Sony TV co-president Zack Van Amburg said, "Matthew had a kernel of an idea that he had been fleshing out, and he got together with Peter. Peter worked closely and collaborated with Matthew, and they rounded up a full show."

Production of the pilot and prospective series would be scheduled around another one of Tolan's Sony projects, FX's Rescue Me, where he remains executive producer.