‘Friends’ alum David Schwimmer hopes for return to TV with new pilot

It could happen -Where is David Schwimmer? We know that this is a question many a diehard fan of “Friends” have asked over the years, as he watched many of his former co-stars such as Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow all go on to have other TV series. Of the six main stars of the show, only Perry, Schwimmer, and Jennifer Aniston have series not currently on the air; and with this news coupled with Perry’s attempts to launch a new “Odd Couple” over on CBS, Aniston is the only one without a potential TV project right now.

Sources confirmed that Schwimmer has been tapped to star in “Irreversible,” a new ABC comedy pilot base on an Israeli TV show. Basically, he would play the part of Andy, a somewhat self-absorbed writer who is dealing with self-esteem problems, as he had one book become a huge success, and the other a complete flop. He is married to a woman named Sarah, and the two have a child together. Segahl Avin, who was the creator of the original series, will pen the script for the network.

While it is still far too early to know whether or not this is a project that will actually work, it is at least promising that Schwimmer has been cast on the show. Everyone is looking for a high-profile star to launch a series, and after spending many years in feature films and stage work, David may be able to appear here without everyone automatically thinking of his as Ross.

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