'The Odd Couple' (2015) on CBS - TV Media Insights - TV Ratings & News - Network TV Show Reviews and Daily Ratings

February 18, 2015 2:05 PM

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Finding a hit on television is no easy feat, and that includes, in particular, making the bold (and too common) attempt to revive a classic series. For every successful update of “Battlestar Galactica” or “Hawaii Five-0″, there are countless other failures (“Bionic Woman,” “Kojak,” “Dragnet,” “Melrose Place,” “Charlie’s Angels”…it goes on and on). And now CBS is unnecessarily dipping into those treacherous waters with a new version of “The Odd Couple”, premiering Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The setup of the plot is the same as its previous versions, going back to the 1965 Neil Simon play: Felix Unger, the anal-retentive neat-freak, gets divorced and moves in with his former college roommate, the also-divorced but slobbish Oscar Madison. Matthew Perry, who long tried to bring this new “...

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