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What do Matthew Perry and Aaron Sorkin have in common? No, not that. They are going to be working on a new show together:

After lengthy negotiations, the former "Friends" star will join D.L. Hughley and Steven Weber in an untitled drama set behind the scenes at a fictional long-running sketch-comedy series in the mold of "Saturday Night Live." Perry will play a genius comic writer who was forced out of his position as co-executive producer on the sketch show after a dispute with the network, UBS. Weber will play UBS’ ambitious chairman, and Hughley one of the sketch show’s three stars. Aaron Sorkin, who created the project with Thomas Schlamme, wrote Perry’s part with the actor in mind. "A lot is going to be asked of this cast," Sorkin and Schlamme said. "We still have a number of roles to fill to complete the ensemble, but you couldn’t hope for a better start than these incredibly gifted actors."

Assuming everyone behaves, this could be a hit for a long time.

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