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Matthew Perry Says "Friends" Reunion Movie a Bad Idea

ABC, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Don't expect to see Chandler Bing on the big screen anytime soon.  Matthew Perry, who remains best-known for playing Chandler on Friends, said on Thursday's Good Morning America that a Friends movie reunion is off the table.

"I don't think so," Perry said of the possibility of a big-screen project involving all of the original cast and characters.  "It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good.  It was so terrific.  If we did a movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it."

Still, the friends could soon reunite off screen at the wedding of fellow Friends star Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.

"I would assume I'll be there," Perry told GMA, without giving away any other details.

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Matthew Perry's "Go On" Officially Debuts on NBC

Jordin Althaus/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Though the pilot episode has aired twice already, Matthew Perry's new comedy, Go On, will officially premiere Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

Perry plays a sports talk radio host named Ryan King, who goes to counseling to deal with the death of his wife.  The former Friends star says his character is more developed than the sports arena manager he played on the short-lived ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine in 2011.

Perry explains, "I gravitate towards sort of broken characters, who try to be better people.  And that setup is just better here, first of all.  That guy was sort of in a bad mood and no one really knew why, and this guy has had you know, some very dramatic things happen to him."

Go On also stars John Cho and former Everybody Hates Chris actor Tyler James Williams.  Tuesday's episode will be followed by the official debut of another new NBC comedy, The New Normal, and the fourth-season premiere of Parenthood, featuring guest star Ray Romano.

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Matthew Perry 'Going Away' to Focus on His Sobriety

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Matthew Perry has revealed to TMZ that he's heading to a rehab facility once again.

The former Friends star said in a statement, "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery.  Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web."

The 41-year-old actor's prior battle with substance abuse landed him in rehab for a prescription pill addiction in 1997 and 2001.

Perry currently stars in the ABC comedy series Mr. Sunshine.

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